Sunday, November 14, 2010

Never Fail Pie Crust

Katie helps mom pat the dough, 2000
This is the recipe I used in my home ec classes because it really never did fail...except for the time a student  used 1/3 cup vinegar... 

3 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1-1/4 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup cold water
1 TBSP vinegar

Mix flour and salt.  Cut in shortening with fork.
Combine remaining ingredients and stir into shortening mixture.  Let stand a few minutes.

Katie concentrating on fluting the edge, 2003
Divide into 4 parts.  Roll out on floured surface or between waxed paper.

Tip:  Dont cut off crust that hangs over edge of pan. Just tuck it under and roll then flute the edges.   This locks in filling and makes a thick edge.