Learn To Cook: How To Make Pie Crust


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BASIC PIE DOUGH RECIPE: http://learntocook.com/dessert/how-to-make-pie-crust/

1 lb unsalted butter, chilled
1 lb 6 oz pastry flour
4 fl oz buttermilk or water
2 tsp salt
1 tbsp granulated sugar (optional)
1 tbsp vanilla extract (optional)

1. Cut the butter into 3/8 inch squares.

2. Sift the flour.

3. Mix the butter into the flour until a mealy texture is reached.

4. Combine the butter, milk and salt. (Water can be used in placed of buttermilk. A tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla
extract can be added to create a sweeter, more flavorful pie crust.

5. Gradually add the buttermilk to the flour mixture, mixing until the dough holds together. Do not overmix.

6. Cover with plastic wrap and chill.
7. Roll out on a floured surface. Place in a pan and cut off excess. Crimp the edges for a more dramatic effect.

8. Dock with a fork. Line with parchment and fill with beans for weight when you’re cooking.

9. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

10. Fill with your favorite filling and serve!


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