This weekend we made the quiche from my menu plan and I thought of homemade pie crust. I wish I had made some. Store bought just isn't as good. However, before I learned the proper way to make pie crusts, I made several disasters. One literally had the consistency of graham cracker crust.
Luckily, my good friend offered to help me make a crust so I could see how to do it. I have not tried to make my own since her help, but her crust was divine.
Her instructions and advice are found below.
Homemade Standard Pastry Crust
from family friend
- 2/3 Cup plus 2 Tbsp shortening or lard (or butter)
- 2 Cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 4-5 Tbsp cold water
1. Mix flour and salt.
4. Divide dough into two even pieces.
5. Gather dough into a ball; and shape into pie crust between parchment paper (or nifty pie things) with a rolling pin. (Try not overwork the dough- then it won't taste as good.)6. Try to use the crust as soon as possible. I am not sure what happens if you don't, but Candice says its bad.