I’m going to be honest, I’m not a baker. I’ve tired, I really have, but for some reason things just don’t turn out like they should. Especially pie crusts. With summer in full swing and so many fresh fruits in season, I’m frustrated because all I want it pie. Sweet, bubbly, hot-from-the-oven pie that’s bursting with plums, peaches and berries.
I’ve tried to diagnose my problem: too much water, not enough fat, not cold enough, not mixed enough, over mixed and over worked. You name it, I’ve tried to address it. Some people have told me the secret to the perfect pie is butter, while others say Crisco or lard. There have even been a few who’ve tried to convince me that vodka is the special ingredient to the best pie. But not matter what I do, my pie crusts still tear and don’t have that buttery, flaky texture like grandma’s. Because let’s be honest, it’s that kind of pie crust that we all aspire to.
So I ask you, what are your secrets for the perfect pie crust? Is it butter? Lard? Vodka?
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