A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,064
Currently Running With Scissors:
232 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: 1 [2]  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Homemade Pie Crust Tutorial (Pastry Dough)  (Read 7698 times)
Tags for this thread: pie_crust , tutorial , craft_challenge_53_entries , recipe  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« 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
« 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.

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I am woman watch me grow!
Offline Offline

Posts: 5902
Joined: 23-May-2007

I've got a smile on my face & trees all around me

View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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. 

Sometimes you get to change the world, and other times the world changes you.

The only PhD I earned stands for Pretty Happy Dropout! Now starting new adventures!
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 3691
Joined: 25-Oct-2007

View Profile
« 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.

Sewers are for ninja turtles--seamstresses are for sewing Wink

My wist!  http://www.wists.com/aislynn
« 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

Wist list

Will do private swaps for keys, cogs, and steampunk goodness.
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 35722
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2010 05:46:47 PM »

I made a cherry pie last night and used this tutorial. It's delish!

Offline Offline

Posts: 151
Joined: 04-Nov-2009

I look like VENUS...........of willendorf

View Profile
« 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.

a hummingbird once pooped on my cat out of pure spite, I swear.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2]  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Designated Cutting Boards
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.