Cookbook:Traditional Pie Crust

Traditional Pie Crust
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This is the traditional pie crust. To ensure a flakey crust (considered desirable), you need to use lard and you need to keep the lard from melting. It's best to use a cold stone rolling pin and surface, and to generally keep everything in the refrigerator until used.

This page incorporates text from the public domain cookbook Household Cyclopedia by Henry Hartshorne.

Ingredients edit

Procedure edit

  1. Combine the flour and salt.
  2. Add the lard, and cut it into the dry mixture.
  3. Gently mix in just enough water to make a stiff dough.
  4. Roll out the dough in a cool place, and use in your recipe.