Friday, November 19, 2010

Pie Crust Tips....

I suggested many pie recipes for your Thanksgiving finale but did not mention pie crust.  Try my step by step Butter Pie Crust recipe for any pie you might be making.  I love that it is made with a very short and real ingredient list.    And the taste!  I don't have to tell you that the taste of real butter in anything is better.

Pie crust tips:

*Use a pastry blender to incorporate the butter into the flour.  The flour should resemble coarse cornmeal when it's ready for the next step.
*Try not to referigerate for too long, it is unnecessary and will make the dough too cold to work with.  Optimal time is 30-60 minutes.
*Use cold butter and ice water.
*Limit the amount of time you handle the dough.  Try to knead the dough into a ball in 3-5 turns of the dough.
*There must be enough liquid to combine all the ingredients.  Use a fork when adding water to the flour/butter/salt mixture.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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