Chef #925603's Note:
This recipe for easy pie crust uses sourdough starter and gives you a recipe for a starter if you can't find one. The starter recipe is one I modified from an existing recipe I found. The pie crust recipe is based on a recipe for sticky buns my mom had from years ago. I modified it to make pie crust. It is so much easier (in my opinion) than starting with flour and shortening.
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- 1For starter:.
- 2Do not use metal bowls or spoons!
- 3Combine cup water and yeast in a glass, ceramic, or plastic 5-cup or larger bowl and let stand for 15 minutes. Reusable/disposable food storage boxes work well.
- 4Stir in flour and cup sugar. Loosely cover with lid (or plastic wrap if your bowl does not have a lid).
- 5Stir daily the next 3 days. On the 4th day, you can either use the starter or "feed" it. To feed it, add 1 cup flour (white or wheat), 1 cup room temperature water, and 1/4 cup sugar (optional).
- 6Follow directions above, stirring the next 3 days (Days 5-7).
- 7On day 8, use one cup of the starter for your favorite recipe and reserve one cup for yourself to start over on day 4 of the cycle (feeding day).
- 8Pie Crust:.
- 9Combine sourdough starter, oil, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add flour, one cup at a time. Knead dough slightly, until it forms a soft dough that can be easily rolled out.
- 10Divide the dough in half. Place one half on a clean floured surface. Flour the dough lightly and roll fairly thin so it is big enough to fit in either a round pie plate or an 8 inch square pan.
- 11Place first piece of dough in greased pan and fill with your favorite pie filling. Roll second piece of dough and place on top of the filling. The edges should hang slightly over the edge of the pan. Cut off any edges and finish or pinch the edges shut so your filling will not leak out. You can also just fold it over if you wish (won't be as pretty, but it works).
- 12Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until crust is golden brown.
- 13Works well with plums and apples.
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Nutritional Facts for Sourdough Pie Crust
Serving Size: 1 (75 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 188.0
- Calories from Fat 49
- Total Fat 5.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.8 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 297.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 30.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
- Sugars 6.3 g
- Protein 3.8 g
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