Friday, March 20, 2009

Pie Making

Pies are the easiest things in the world to make. Some people still slave over making the hydrogenated oil (Crisco) type of pie crust. Did you know the most flaky crust is made out of lard (pig fat)? Years ago my Grandma made these. They nice and flaky and rich. However, now we know better and the mere thought makes our stomachs turn. You can buy pie crust mix, frozen pie crusts in the shell, and pre-packaged pie crust. I still make my own and they are fool proof, easy and "good" for you (well, that's a stretch!). This is an all purpose pie crust and can be used for quiches or dessert pies.

1 cup flour
1/3 cup salad oil (can be Canola or whatever you have).
3 Tablespoons cold water
Mix ingredients with fork. Roll into a ball and place between two pieces of wax paper. Roll out to fit pie plate. Peel off top piece of wax paper, flip onto pie plate and gently peel off remaining wax paper.
Shape to pie plate and trim.
Prick with fork to allow air to escape while pie crust is baking.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until brown.

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