is undeniably the pie queen in our family. †At least in
Makes 2 pie crusts
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chilled unsalted butter, in 1/2 inch cubes
4-6 TBS ice water
Combine flour, sugar and salt in a bowl, stir to blend. Add butter and work into flour mixture with a pasty blender or 2 knives until mixture looks like fine bread crumbs with a few pea sized pieces. Sprinkle water evenly over mixture tossing with fork until dough pulls together.
I used a pastry blender for this the other day for the first time. It worked great!! Towards the end I worked it with 2 forks before adding the water, very flaky crust... made little rugelah's with the leftovers for the kids, butter, cinnamon and sugar. They both went bonkers for them!!
*Note: I (Jessica) am a fan of using the food processor instead of the knives or pastry blender.† Just donít overmix!!
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