Cookbook:Traditional Pie Crust

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Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Pie Crust

This is the traditional pie crust. To ensure a flakey crust (considered desirable), you need to use lard and you need to keep the lard from melting. It's best to use a cold stone rolling pin and surface, and to generally keep everything in the refrigerator until used.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

  1. Combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the lard, and cut it into the dry mixture.
  3. Gently mix in just enough water to make a stiff dough.
  4. Roll out the dough in a cool place, and use in your recipe.

This page incorporates text from the public domain cookbook Household Cyclopedia by Henry Hartshorne.