August 20, 2014
It is well known, within my circle of friends, that I make a delectable pie crust, partly because the time is taken to blend the butter in by hand. Recently, my pie exuberance led to a holiday hindrance; six palatable pies on my mind, six crusts I must make with as little mess as possible. I must impress.
Turning to my standing mixer for convenience, I toil over the dreaded fact that as soon as I add butter to this elegant powdery flour and turn the mixer on, I will have an explosive white Christmas in my kitchen.
I live in California, we don’t have time for that. Searching for a light bulb….
As demonstrated in the header photo, I simply wrapped a True Liberty® Turkey Bag around my mixer bowl, then up over the top!
Explosion factor contained. California 10-day holiday forecast: warm and sunny with a chance of heavenly pies.
Pie Crust Recipe
Makes one, two-crust pie. I like to triple the recipe and freeze the extra. Why make three messes, when you can make one.
Step 1: Combine flour and salt in standing mixer bowl using the paddle attachment.
Step 2: Cut butter into ½ inch cubes and add to the flour.
Step 3: Wrap the Turkey Bag around the bowl of your mixer.
Step 4: Pulse your mixer a few times before turning it on to the lowest setting. Then mix for 30 seconds or until the dough is crumbly but not forming into a ball.
Step 5: Remove the bowl from your mixer and toss with 3 tablespoons of the water. The dough should hold together when pressed firmly. If it does not toss in the remaining water one tablespoon at a time.
Step 6: Twist your True Liberty® Turkey Bag around the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Step 7: If using the dough right away, roll out one piece to fit pie pan. Fill the pie and top with the remaining crust. Bake as directed for your filling recipe.
*To store in the freezer, split the dough up into individual pie sized rounds and freeze them right in the bag! When frozen, the dough will last up to 3 months.
Check back for our fresh apple filling baked in a True Liberty® Bag!