Monday, November 19, 2012

Bad boy pie crust

For years I used a traditional, stuffy pie crust. I tried not to upset it too much. Always walking on egg shells and all that.

I've fallen head over heels for a more thoughtful pie crust. I know relationships require sacrifices, but this recipe is so understanding. It has a different texture, so it might not be for everyone. 

It's kind of a bad boy.

In case you can't commit to just one type of pie crust, here are both recipes...

Old-fashioned pie crust:

3 cups flour
1 1/4 cup shortening
1 Tablespoon salt
5 Tablespoons cold water
1 Tablespoon vinegar

Mix. Use as pie recipe directions indicate. 

Makes two double layer 8" pies. Store extra in the freezer. Warm up to room temperature before rolling. 

This dough works better after it's been chilled. And if you don't work it too much. And if you baby-talk to it. And look the other way if it comes home late.

Love of a bad boy pie crust:
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons milk

Mix. Use as pie recipe directions indicate. 

Makes enough for one double layer pie. It is VERY easy to get along with. It is a bit moist and may have a different feel than other doughs, but that's what makes it so easy to love. 


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  1. Any kind of pie crust would be fine with me, I'd just be so happy to get some pie - Mum's so tight she never lets me have any!! Doh!!

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  2. Awww Snoops. You have it soooo ruff. heehee

  3. I have been looking for a lovable pie crust and will give this a try!

  4. Yum! I do love a good pie - and the pastry is so important!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success