Wednesday, February 4, 2015
It's All About The Crust
Click here for my favorite Chicken Pot Pie Recipe.
Don't you want to make this crust?
1-1/2 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 pinch granulated sugar
5-1/2 Tbsp (2/3 stick) sweet butter, chilled
3 Tbsp vegetable shortening, chilled
1/4 cup ice water
Sift the flour, salt and sugar together into a bowl; add butter and shortening and cut them into dry ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is like coarse meal.
Sprinkle on and blend in enough of the ice water to make a workable dough, mixing water in lightly with a fork.
Turn dough out onto you work surface and, using the heel of your hand, smear the dough away from you, about 1/4 cup at a time. Scrape up the smeared dough into a ball, wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.