This pie crust recipe offers a splendid formula for turning out perfect pie crust every time. Whatever the amount of flour, your shortening should be half as much. And you need just enough water to make the dough soft. It really works!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups shortening
- 5 tablespoons cold water
Cut the shortening into cubes, and toss into flour. Take your hands and crumble it up into a fine, pebbly, grainy sort of dough.
Add water, enough to make a soft dough. Form into a ball, and chill for about an hour.
When chilled, knead it a couple of times on a floured surface. Roll it out, and proceed to fill with your choice of pie fillings.