This is a very flaky and very tasty prize-winning pie crust that mixes up nicely, but it is a bit tricky to roll out. So if you have a pastry cloth and a rolling pin, you 'll need them. Or try rolling this dough between lightly-floured sheets of waxed pa
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- 5 tablespoons ice water
In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. With a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until pea-sized.
Beat together egg, vinegar and water. Mix liquid with flour mixture, using a fork, until mixture forms a ball (Note: add liquid one tablespoon at a time. You probably will not use all of it.)
Roll out on lightly floured pastry cloth with cloth covered roller.
Brush the crust with milk and sprinkle with sugar before baking.