Monday, December 22

Yo, Piecrusts.

I am always looking to expand my horizons, ans the culinary arts are my next endeavor. So enjoy this pie crust recipe I whipped up in my insomnia last night. Bone Appateet. (That's French).

3 cups flour
1 1/3 cups shortening
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg lightly beaten
2 tablespoons vinegar, apple cider or white
4 tablespoons of water, not hot

Mix together dry ingredients, cutting in shortening with a pastry blender until the size of peas. Mix together wet ingredients. Mix wet into dry until just incorporated. Divide into three balls. Can be rolled between plastic wrap sprinkled with a little flour. (Or, for a bottom crust, you can even put a ball of crust into the pie plate and use your fingers to press it into shape.)
Unbaked crust freezes well. Flatten ball(s), wrap individually in plastic, put in Ziploc bag, and freeze. Thaw in refrigerator. Makes 3 crusts.

You may want to look for a pie filling recipe to complete the pie. Or not.