Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Awesome pie crust

I know I never post recipes, LOL! This is for Jewls or anyone interested.

Ingredients are key, many recipes call for butter, some use shortening like Crisco(yikes partially hydrogenated oil)

The best shortening I have found to use is Spectrum
Since we have used this we make the best cookies and pie crust, try it you'll see.

2 cups flour
1 cup Spectrum
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup of milk plus add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to milk

Yield one double crust pie or 2 single crust pies.

Mix salt and flour.

Add shortening and mix with fork until crumbly.

Add the milk, a little at a time, pushing the dough to one side of
the bowl while adding the milk, Do NOT mix.

Form into two balls and set aside.

Roll the ball between two pieces of plastic wrap. Flour the bottom before placing the dough on it, then slightly flatten with your hand and add flour to the top of the dough before placing the other piece of plastic wrap on top.

Roll out.

Peel off top layer of plastic wrap.

Place in 9 in pie plate and peel off the other layer.

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