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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pie Crust Questions Answered

Dear Reader-
Many of you have asked lots of questions about the Pie Crust Mix post a few days ago via comment, Facebook Community and email. So, I thought I would do a quick little post to answer all of those questions :)

Q. Can I store this in the pantry or does it need to go in the fridge?
A. You can store this recipe that uses shortening (not butter) in a sealed container in the pantry.

Q. Is that Pastry Blender electric or how does it work?-- I wish I could see it better.
A. It is not electric-- it is a hand mixing tool that you use to cut the shortening into the flour. It works a lot like a potato masher, but is designed to make easy work of cutting things like butter and shortening into dry goods like flour. Here is an image of it and affiliate link to it on Amazon.

Q. Do I have to have a Pastry Blender?
A. No. Truth be told, a lot of folks use their food processor, but if you recall my food processor and I very much dislike each other... we are actually thinking about therapy... but I really don't think she is going to change (and I know I am not ;)), so I usually just glare at her from across the kitchen...  Anyhoo, prior to getting the awesome pastry blender for Christmas, I used to opt for blending with two forks, it just takes a bit more time and elbow grease.

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2 GOODe Thoughts:

Nice to know that the pie crust can be stored in the pantry, rather than the fridge. The pastry blender: Mine is a simple hand tool with several blades shaped like 'u' that cut the butter into the flour. My mom would have said that a food processor would 'overwork' the dough, making it tough. I like the hand tool much better. FWIW. :-)

Yep, we make our own pie crust all the time. It is so much better than the store bought kind. I love the idea of making a mix though and keeping it in my pantry!

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