Lard, baking powder, and vinegar combine with flour, water, and an egg to create the perfect dough for a tender, flaky pie crust. This easy recipe makes four roll-out-like-a-dream crusts.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 2/3 cups lard
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse meal.
In a small bowl, mix together water, egg, and vinegar. Pour into lard mixture and stir until dough is thoroughly moistened and forms a ball. Divide into 4 portions and wrap tightly. Use dough within three days or freeze.