Friday, May 21, 2010

A Pie Crust Recipe for the Pie Crust Challenged

Pies oh my!

I can handle my own in the kitchen. I can comfortably concoct new recipes that are healthy and tasty. I also frequently try new cooking methods and ingredients. There is very little I won't try in the kitchen.

Very little I say. One thing that has been the bane of my baking existence is pie crust making. As I told my Mom this morning, I can not roll out a pie crust to save my life. Honestly, I promise. Must be something in my female genes because my Mom can't roll out a pie crust either.

So what was I supposed to do last night at 9pm when I wanted to make a rhubarb swirl pie? Answer: make a pie crust for the pie crust challenged. Otherwise known as the Mazola Pie Crust, I have since made 3 of these easy smeasy crusts in just 12 hours; 2 last night and 1 more this morning.

If you are pie crust challenged like me here is a crust recipe to save your baking career!

Mazola Pie Crust
1.5 cups flour
1.5 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

Sift these 3 items together into a pie pan.

In a glass measuring cup, mix 1.2 cup oil and 2T. milk and pour over dry ingredients. Mix together with fork and form your pie shell. Bake 425 degrees for 12 to 15 min.

Viola! Thanks to my Mom I now have a pie crust recipe I can use in a snap. I loved this recipe because while the crust is baking I can prepare the pie recipe and the crust is done in no time. I now have 3 rhubarb swirl pies; 2 to share and 1 for my family to enjoy.

Happy baking friends!

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