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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Always Ready Pie Crust Mix

Dear Reader-
This recipe for Always Ready Pie Crust Mix struck me by surprise... I never knew you could do such a thing!

So, when this FREEZE-O-RAMA Mama saw this OAMC (once a month cooking) recipe in Sweet & Simple, I instantly knew it was going to be my Recipe # 3 for my In the Kitchen with Gooseberry Patch project with the Real Farmwives of America and Friends.

You just take 6 cups of all-purpose flour...

And 2 Cups of Shortening

And 3 t Salt

And blend it up with a pastry blender... 

Truth be told, this was my first time using a pastry blender... and until now, I didn't understand what the big deal was... 

Now I do. 

LOVE how easy it blends well... pastry stuffs ;) 

Genius name if ya ask me... just sayin'

Now keep 'er sealed up tight until you are ready to use it.

Now then I gots to thinkin'... 

I probably won't remember that 2 Cups mix should be mixed with cold water 1 T at a time (up to 6 T)... 

Then I probably ought to note that somewhere...

Then I remembered the most fabulous markers (besides Sharpies) known to man... Wet Erase Markers.

You might recall that I recently discovered the most lovely fun way to keep track of my grocery list literally on my fridge! 

So, it occurred to me that I could do the same right on the smooth side of my pie crust container.

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10 GOODe Thoughts:

Posted this on Facebook; certainly looks like a "must try" recipe...Goodness Gracious...thanks much!

I have made this before & it does last long. Plus it does make a pretty good crust!

You can place the flour and shortening in a food processor and pulse and you won't need the pastry blender. I use 3 cups of flour, 2 sticks of butter, 5 T cold water, one egg, 1T vinegar, 1t. salt. This is called never fail pie crust. I roll out and place in pans and then freeze. This makes three 9 inch pie crusts. It is so easy to roll and I think the butter makes the crust more flakey. I can make this in less than 2 minutes in a food processor. Something to think about!!

have to try this recipe thanks

Great idea!

Are you using some sort of electric pastry blender? I'd love to see a full picture of that!

I am so delighted to get this recipe. What a big time saver to have it ready for the water stage already. now I feel completly comfortable that my peach pie will be better next time. Thanks for sharing

Well isn't that just handy-dandy?!?!?! Great find and share!

Does this have to be refrigerated?

Love this idea it made me think I should make some biscuit mix too using self-rising flour and shortening. :-)

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