This recipe is simple:
1.5 cups Shortening (Crisco)
3 cups of flower
5 tbsp cold water
1 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
It makes 3 pie crusts, and since no pie ever needs 3 you can freeze the rest till you need them.
Start by cutting the shortening into the flour. I'll be frank and say I can't find my pastry cutter, no idea how i misplace it, but whatever. I used a potato masher. I actually hound that I liked using it better, sshhh don't tell anyone.
And I don't care if you think that's weird. It's not. It's my kitchen. Your name isn't Potter.
If it is we should meet. I'd like that.
I have a crush on these Pyrex dishes. I use them for everything. I am not a chef, I don't pretend to be. I do however understand the concept of love and this is it. You can make portions of dishes and bake them separately, when I make chicken pot pie I'll be making it in these, they are microwaveable, dishwasher safe and hold a surprisingly large amount of cheese. They really are wonderful.
After you add the egg and other wet stuff mix it with a wooden spoon because wooden spoons are so fun. It'll have become more doughy and flaky. Just make sure you get all the flour from the bottom of the bowl.
Once you get it all mixed and perfect separate it into 3 portions.You need to freeze it for at least 30 minutes before you use it to make sure that when you bake it it's really flaky. Put the portions in bags and flatten them with a rolling pin, a cup, or just smash them with your hands.
I'll be posting apple pie and how to make it as well as chicken pot pie and how to make that sometime later this week. Crust is the hardest part, if you can do that you can do anything!
Ugh, Monday... At least there is pie in your future.