Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Homemade Pie Crust

Homemade pie crusts are far better than the store-bought variety. Here's a recipe of making homemade pie crusts. You can double or half the recipe without any problem. This is a simple recipe and very tasty! It will be very flaky.

INGREDIENTS

* 2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup shortening
* 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in water until mixture forms a ball. Divide dough in half, and shape into balls. Wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
2. Roll out dough on a floured counter. Don't over work it. Use as directed in pie recipe.

Note

If necessary, use a little less water than called for in recipe.

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