The holiday season is just about upon us
and we are all busy thinking of what we are going to prepare.
Pies are one thing that I think most of us make
and who wants to use store bought crusts?
Homemade is much better better
but can I make my own?
Yes, anyone can and here is an easy recipe that never fails.
And the great thing about it
You can make 6 single crusts and freeze them.
So you can make this ahead, freeze it
then bring it out, thaw out the crust and make your pies...
What can be more simpler?
Never Fail Pastry
5 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups lard or shortening
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tbsp vinegar
Water to equal one cup with egg and vinegar
|Which to use ~ I use 1 cup Crisco shortening and 1 cup lard|
Tenderflake lard ~ I buy in Canada and import.
|first 4 ingredients mixed until crumbly|
2. Add 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 tbsp vinegar in 1 cup measuring cup. Add water until cup is full and pour in center of the flour/lard mixture.
|pour egg, vinegar and water mixture into center of flour mixture|
|divide into 6 equal portions.|
|ready to go into the freezer|
* If using dough when you first make it. It is easier to roll out if you chill the dough first. I chill it for about an hour or two.
I hope that this recipe works for you.
I have never had it fail.
One tip is not to over work your pastry dough.
Mix the dough only until it holds.
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