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  • Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

    I don't remember if I have asked this question before or not..if I have..am sorry. I will be sure to write the answer down you all give me by this recipe so I will know and remember. This recipe calls for milk or cold water..which would you use? Also..how many single crusts will this make..and will it make a double pie crust or more than that? I found this recipe in my church cookbook. The lady who submitted it..runs a restaurant where I used to live.

    This is the recipe...

    4 cups flour
    1 T. sugar
    1-1/2 -2 tsp. salt
    1-3/4 cup lard
    1 egg
    1 T. vinegar
    1/2 cup cold water or 1/2 cold milk

    Sift together flour, sugar & salt. Cut in lard until mixture resembles small peas. Beat egg, add vinegar & cold water; mix well. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Mix with fork. Mold into a ball. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes. Roll into desired crusts. Dough may be refrigerated for 3 days or frozen until needed.
    Last edited by Roxy; 07-31-2008, 04:19 PM.

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    Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

    I'm no expert on pies, but I have a recipe with 3 cups of flour and it says it makes about 3 crusts. I guess it would depend if it was all bottom crusts, or some top crusts, which are usually a little smaller.

    I've never used milk in pie crusts.

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    • #3
      Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

      I always use cold water.

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      • #4
        Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

        Originally posted by Vickie View Post
        I always use cold water.
        Same here
        A friend is one who walks in when others walk out
        ~Walter Winchell

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        • #5
          Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

          Add me to the ice water club.

          I always figure 1 c of flour and 1/3 c of "fat" per 9" single crust if that helps.

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          • #6
            Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

            Mew, that's exactly what I always figure too. And I am also an ice-water girl. We must be twins, separated at birth.....
            Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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            • #7
              Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

              Originally posted by Ginger View Post
              Mew, that's exactly what I always figure too. And I am also an ice-water girl. We must be twins, separated at birth.....




              That's the ratio my grandmother told me to remember probably 55 years ago; of course the fat she used then was lard. My mom couldn't make a pie crust to save her soul. LOL

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              • #8
                Re: Question about a pie crust-Edited..2 questions

                That's the ratio my Mom taught me probably 45 years ago. And I still use lard, not 'shortening' or Crisco.
                Communicate. It can't make things any worse!

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