Flaky Pie Crust

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Flaky Pie Crust
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Ingredients

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2 1/2 Wheat flour
3/4 cup Vegetable shortening
6 tbsp Butter
1/2 cup Water iced
1 1/4 tsp Salt

Nutritional information

168
Calories
11g
Fat
14mg
Cholesterol
16g
Carbs
0.5g
Fiber
2.1g
Protein
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    This homemade Flaky Pie Crust recipe is my ultimate fail-safe method, tried and tested (oh so many times!) to get the perfect balance of buttery, flaky crumbliness. The recipe is pretty simple, only 3 main steps to combine the ingredients, a little bit of working the dough and then you just need to leave it to chill.

    It can be left in the fridge for up to 5 days or you can pop it straight in the freezer for up to 3 months and thaw overnight before using. That means you can make this in advance and take some of the stress out of last-minute cooking. This recipe is enough for 2 pie crusts so whenever you make one, you can just put the other in the freezer ready for next time! If you like your pie crusts deliciously buttery and melt-in-the-mouth, this one’s for you.

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    So, how to cook this Flaky Pie Crust?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    1

    Mix the flour and salt

    In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.

    2
    Done
    5

    Mix in the butter and shortening

    Add the butter and shortening to the bowl. Use a pastry cutter or two forks to continuously cut the fats into the mixture until it looks like crumbs.

    3
    Done
    3

    Add the water

    Add the water, one tablespoon at a time, stirring it into the mixture with a wooden spoon. When the dough begins to clump together you can stop adding the water.

    4
    Done
    3

    Work the dough

    Dust a work surface and your hands with flour and place the dough on top, bringing it together into a ball. Knead the dough for 1-2 minutes until it is smooth and fully combined.

    5
    Done
    3

    Prepare the dough to chill

    Shape the dough into a ball and then divide into two, shaping each half into a ball again. Press the ball down to make a flat circle and wrap in plastic wrap.

    6
    Done
    120

    Chill the dough

    Put the dough balls into the fridge for 2 hours (up to 5 days). The dough can then be rolled out or prepared as per the instructions of the recipe you need it for. If you only need one of the quantities of dough, you can put one of the balls directly into the freezer (it will just need to thaw overnight before you come to use it).

    7
    Done

    Dough for a Flaky Pie Crust done!

    My Flaky Pie Crust is perfect for flans, quiches, fruit pies, savory pies...the list goes on! Let me know how you find this method and what yummy filling you end up baking it with and tag me in the photos with #cookmerecipes!

    Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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