Sunday, April 26, 2009

How to Make a Pie Crust

This is just a follow up recipe of "Apple Pie "

Basic Pie Crust Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter,chilled and chopped
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar

1.Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit
2.Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
3.Mix until the dough starts to come together ( use electric mixer with paddle attachment)
4.Lay plastic wrap on a flat surface and dust it with flour.
5.Gather the dough into a ball with your hands.
6.Transfer the dough to the center of the plastic wrap.
7.Flatten dough with the palm of your hand,shaping it into a disc large enough to fill the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
NOTE: work quickly so that the butter doesn't melt while you do this.
8.Gently place your pie plate over the flattened dough,face down with one hand under the plastic wrap turn the dough over the pie plate.
9.Peel off plastic wrap.
10.Refrigerate for 20minutes.

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