Pie Crust 101
Pie crust is as easy as 1,2,3!
I have figured out how to make pie crusts, apple pie, whole wheat blueberry pie, even chicken pot pie biscuit crust, I have a few pointers for those out there that are learning how to make pie crusts, and a few pictures that I hope can help with the learning process.
Step 1: measure your flour, sift it into a bowl add your dry ingredients as needed for recipes, more salt for biscuit crust and a small dash for regular pie, and baking powder for biscuit crust. you can use any kind of flour , whole wheat, or even gluten free.
Step 2: cut in desired amount of butter, the more pastry the crust the more butter you use. For lemon meringue pie you use more butter. Using a pastry cutter or 2 butter knives, cut the butter into the flour until you create crumbs that look like small peas. if you are vegan you can use coconut butter for this step..
Step 3: once your butter and flour are crumbled, slowly work in 2-3 tbs of water until you create a dough, do not over-knead, place ½ the dough on cutting board, and or parchment paper and with a small amount of flour dusted on, roll out to desired length, this half would be the bottom, place it in your buttered pie pan, fill your pie and do the same for the top half.
or cut shapes into the top like this.