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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2010 06:38:39 PM »

I've never thought the crust was all that difficult, wither and that looks pretty much like what I do, too. I think maybe it's the resting period in the fridge that a lot of people skip and maybe overmixing. I do find that substituting freezer-cold vodka for part of the liquid can make the crust even flakier and a LOT easier to roll out (can add more liquid = more pliable dough) without making the final dough too soggy (alcohol cooks off at lower temp).

This is a really great tutorial and I love that your Gran made it with you.  Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2010 05:13:37 AM »

So the Mod Squad kept lamenting that pie crust was sooooo hard and they couldn't do it. And I was thoroughly confused. Cheesy  I've made my share of pie crust and it never seemed that taxing to me!

*giggle*  I read the title of this post and thought, "Seriously?  You need a tutorial for pie crust?" If the proportions of flour and fat are right, it should not be a problem.  And, FYI, if you want to make even more for the freezer, you can use the whole (5-lb) bag of flour and a whole can (3 lbs) of Crisco.  (The salt is negligible, so you don't really have to worry about that amount; just keep adding water until it holds together right.)  But if you make that much, it's easier to "rub" the Crisco in with your hands instead of using a pastry blender - and be sure to use a really big bowl.

I think the frozen patties take about 20-30 minutes to thaw to the point you can roll them.
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2010 09:42:41 AM »

Thanks for the great tutorial.

I actually learned to make pie crust from my university housemate known around here as arzu. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2010 08:32:31 PM »

Awesome!  You rock for this.  I've always tried doing it with butter and two knives...I've learned the error of my ways.
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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2010 11:40:18 PM »

Thanks for the tutorial.  I mostly just wanted to say that I think it's awesome that you and your gran made it together.  My grandma isn't able to cook/bake anymore, but she was always in the kitchen.  Seeing your gran's hands in the photos gave me a lot of happy memories.   Grin
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« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2010 05:46:47 PM »

I made a cherry pie last night and used this tutorial. It's delish!
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« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2010 07:02:04 PM »

I love seeing your grandma's hands too!
I have been making pies since they invented pies (ok, I exaggerate...a little)
Pie crust is simple but if you don't know these tips and tricks it can quickly become an overworked, tough mess.
The first couple of pie crusts I made were barely edible, it just takes practice (and brave friends and family)
and the more you do it, the better you become.
I pretty much do your pie dough verbatim, except I use my food processor (I LOVE  the dough blade!!!best invention EVAR!)

Thank you for the tutorial, it will help out those that are scared of making their own pie crust.
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