Forget all the things you heard about chilling all your ingredients for flaky pie crust. This one stirs all the ingredients into boiling water and the dough comes out easy to roll and flaky. Makes one double crust.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
Place shortening and milk in a large heatproof bowl. Pour in boiling water and whisk until mixture is the consistency of heavy cream.
In a medium bowl, mix together flour and salt. Add to shortening mixture. Mix with a wooden spoon just until dough forms a ball. Refrigerate before rolling out.