Best Pie Crust

Best Pie Crust

Why purchase a pie crust when this flaky crust can be made in a few moments at home, using ingredients that are readily available?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15931CohnUo

Ingredients:

  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg yolk-(save white for later use)
  • 3-4 tablespoons ice water
  • Flour for surface and rolling pin

To Prepare:

  1. Combine flour and salt into a *mixing bowl
  2.  Cut butter into flour mixture to make a fine crumb using pastry cutter or 2 knives
  3. Add yolk and toss to mix. Add just enough ice water until dough just holds together (will be very loose ball)
  4. Lightly flour a surface and turn pie crust onto the surface
  5. Press dough together to form a ball. May refrigerate at this point or roll out crust into desired shape, adding flour to surface or pin as needed

Yield: 1-10 inch pie crust

Egg white, diluted with small amount of water, can be brushed onto pie crust if desired.

*Can also be made in a food processor.

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