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Basic Easy Crust

Cuisine: German
Courses: Pies
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 cups 187g / 6.6ozAll-purpose flour
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozMargarine
1/2 cup 118mlCrisco
1   Egg
1 tablespoon 15mlWhite vinegar
3 tablespoons 45mlIce water - (to 4 tbs)

Recipe Instructions

In a medium-size bowl stir the flour and salt together. Cut in the shortenings using a pastry blender. Keep working the flour and shortenings until the mixture is rather grainy, like coarse cornmeal.

In a small bowl mix the egg and vinegar together and, using a wooden fork, stir the mixture into the flour. Add enough ice water so that the dough barely holds together.

Place on a marble pastry board or a plastic countertop and knead for just a few turns, enough so the dough holds together and becomes rollable. I roll my dough out on waxed paper. It is easy to handle that way.

If you have a marble rolling pin this will be easy. If you use a wooden one be sure to dust a teaspoon of flour on it a couple of times when you are rolling the dough.

Note: If you wish to use this recipe for a sweet pie simply stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar along with the flour and salt.



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