Cookbook:Grandma's Pie Crust
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- 230 ml (1 cup) all purpose flour
- 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) salt
- 50 ml (10 teaspoons) solid vegetable shortening
- 1 egg
- 2 ml (1/2 teaspoon) distilled white vinegar
- 30 ml (2 tablespoons) cold water
- Mix flour and salt. Cut shortening into the flour/salt mixture with a pastry cutter, until mixture resembles the texture of tiny peas.
- In separate bowl, whisk the egg, vinegar and water until well mixed.
- Drizzle water/egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir with fork, stir until dough is formed.
- Gather dough into a ball, flatten into a 10 cm (4 inch) wide disk. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Roll dough into 20 cm (9 inch) circle and place in a 20 cm (9 inch) pie pan.
- Line the unbaked pie shell with foil or parchment paper, fill with dried beans or rice.
- Bake at 220 °C (425 °F) until light golden brown (about 15 - 18 minutes).
- Cool before filling.