Wednesday, November 6, 2013

French Pastry Pie Crust

I am forever on a quest to find the perfect pie crust.  This one isn't perfect but it is pretty good and I like that it makes two crusts, one for now and one for later.  :-)
French Pastry Pie Crust Recipe
3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
5 tablespoons water
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar.
Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water.
Whisk together, then add gradually to flour mixture, stirring with a fork.
Mix until dough forms a ball.
Add one more tablespoon of water if necessary.
Allow dough to rest in refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out.

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