Pie CrustPie Crust 101
Makes 5 single crusts
4 Cups flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 3/4 lard(use shortening if that is what you have)
1 Tbsp vinegar
1/2 Cup milk
Combine flour, sugar(if using), salt in a deep bowl.
Cut in lard or shortening.
In a small bowl, beat the egg and add the vinegar and milk. Mix until combined.
Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir until workable(meaning there are no pockets of egg throughout). The dough will be moist and lovely at this point. It still needs to be worked a bit before using though.
Dump the entire contents onto a lightly floured surface. Fold dough onto itself a few times, until it all comes together evenly. You are not kneading, just working the moisture throughout, so there are no dry pockets. This should take 20 seconds-it doesn’t need much work.
~Do not worry about over kneading. This recipe will NOT get tough with excess handling~