Flaky pie crusts that are pretty close to perfect. Many first prize ribbons in my drawer are due to this recipe. When I was catering fulltime, we made about 6 pies every day, and we always used this recipe from the Tenderflake box.
- Stir the flour and salt together.
- Cut in the lard with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the shortening is in pea size pieces.
- In a measuring cup, combine the egg and vinegar.
- Add enough cold water to make one cup.
- Stir the liquid into the flour mixture, adding just enough to make the dough cling together.
- Stir the water in with a wooden spoon until mixed thoroughly, then gather the dough into a ball, and separate into 6 portions.
- Cover and refrigerate for one hour, you can chill overnite, covered, providing you leave it at room temp for 15 mins before rolling.
- Lightly flour surface and roll into circles, then pat the dough into pie pans, following pie recipes. Be careful not to stretch the dough.
- This is also a good dough for tarts, but you will want to roll the dough a little thicker than you would for pies.