Flaky Pie Crust
|Regular all purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Shortening||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , well beaten|
Sift flour, measure, and sift into a bowl with the salt.
Add the shortening and use a pastry blender or two knives to cut it into the flour until coarse crumbs are formed.
In a small bowl combine the beaten egg with the vinegar and water; drizzle over the flour mixture.
Mix lightly until the flour is all moistened and holds together in a ball (add a few drops additional water, if needed).
To make pie shells, divide into 4 pieces, roll out each piece on a lightly floured board, and fit into four 9-inch pie pans.
Prick each well with a fork.
Bake in a 425° oven for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.