Flaky Pie Crust
- Preheat oven to 400
What You'll Need
- 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
- ¼ t salt
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- 8 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
- 2 Tablespoons cold vegetable shortening
- 2-4 Tablespoons Ice water
In the large bowl of a food processor add the flour, salt and baking powder; pulse for 10 seconds to sift,
Add the cold butter and shortening and with quick pulses mix the dough till it resembles coarse corn meal and there are no pieces of butter larger than a pea
Add some of the cold water and pulse 5-6 times till the dough begins to hold together, add more if needed. The dough should hold together when a small amount is pressed together between your finger tips.
Do not allow the dough to form a ball in the bowl; do not over process or the dough will be tough
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface; shape into a ball then flatten into a disk shape; wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour before using
When ready to bake, cover the pie crust with a sheet of foil to prevent the edges form burning. Bake for 12-15 minutes or till golden brown.