Saturday, November 11, 2017

Best pie crust tips ever! (And super easy recipe)




Have you ever made a pie crust that was too crumbly, too wet or too sticky? Check out this   list of tips to help you make the best crust for your pie.


Flaky Pie Crust

           1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. un-sifted flour

           1/2 tsp. salt

           1/3 cup oil (any vegetable oil)

           2 Tbsp. water

Stir together and roll out between 2 pieces of waxed paper.

If your dough seems wet, add a touch of flour until it reaches the desired consistency to roll.


Problem: Crust will not form.

Fix: If your crust is crumbly and will not stick together to form into a ball, chances are it is    not moist enough. Try adding a few drops of water until it holds together.

Problem: Crust cracks as you roll it out.

Fix: If your crust is cracking as you roll it with your rolling pin, it may be too cold. Allow it to warm to room temperature and try rolling it again.

ProblemDough is sticking to the rolling pin.

Fix: If your dough is sticky, it may be too warm. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes and try  again. You could also try and add a slight amount of flour to the dough to get it to stop         sticking.

Problem: Crust is not brown.

Fix: If you would like a nice brown look to your crust, brush it with milk or an egg wash        before baking.

Tips:

If you are pre-baking your pie crust, do not stretch it into the pie plate. Be sure to roll it out  large enough to fit. Also, you can poke holes in it to keep it from puffing up while baking.

To get your pie crust easily into your pie plate, roll it out on a piece of waxed paper and       then flip it over onto the plate. Remove waxed paper and you are all set!

Need a new rolling pin? 

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