Besides me, I mean!
Not a month ago I came across a recipe for pie crust that; well, WORKS and I've been using it ever since for quiches, pies and anything else that requires crust.
Seems I can get the ingredients right ~ perfect, actually, though when it comes to the correct amount of kneading - well, that's another matter altogether. I love this recipe because its not only simplicity itself but its also idiot proof and you get to use a food processor to do all the work for you!
|This from someone who is worse than all thumbs when it comes to making an edible pie crust !!!|
|I fold the dough in so its thicker on the top and I can make a nice edging|
1-1/2 c Flour
2 tbsp Sugar
1/6 c COLD Shortening = 2 tbsp + 2 tsp
1/3 c COLD Butter
1/4 c COLD Water
1. Toss the flour, sugar and cold shortening in the processor for 15 seconds
2. Add the cold butter and mix a few more seconds
|All ingredients added makes for a crumbly dough...|
It doesn't look like it but it goes together quite easily.
5. Turn plastic board and dough over pie plate, carefully place dough.
|This is how easy it is to place the dough in the plate using a flexible plastic board|
After I trim, I fold the rest under and use a fork to complete the edging.
|Into a plastic bag to be chilled in the fridge until the filling is ready to be poured|
When baking the crust prior to adding filling, leave more dough around the edge as it will shrink when baked.
|End result: a Wonderful and Edible Pumpkin Pie!|
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