Thursday, May 08, 2008

Flaky Pie Crust



This is for Gert. I adapted this recipe from allrecipes.com. I love this basic pie crust recipe and has been using it for all my homemade pies. I even used it to bake curry and pork floss puffs. For the above chicken pot pie, I used two pie crusts.

Ingredients: (yield one 9 inch pie crust)
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, cold, cubed
3-5 tablespoons ice water

Method:

1. In a food processor, add in the flour, salt and cubed cold butter. Pulse a couple of times.

2. Add in Tbsp. of cold water while pulsing at the top opening until a dough is formed.

3. Turn the dough on a plastic wrap, wrap well and refrigerate until ready to use.

20 comments:

I Cook4Fun said...

Thank you so much Ching. Will definitely use this recipe in my next pie. Hope you are having a good time in Singapore :)

singairishgirl said...

Huh, so easy? Wow! And it looks great. That's a great plus.

babe_kl said...

gee your lattice looked so perfect!!! i never attempted that before. too lazy :p

daphne said...

i want a food processor! haha

Sweet Jasmine said...

I use to make this basic pastry for all my pies and curry puffs too...but recently make chicken pie with just the ready bought puff pastry....just lazy to roll the dough...

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome Gert, read my update on S'pore, will go later instead. :)

Yes D, very easy only, if not you think I so hardworking ah? LOL!

Thanks Babe, actually pretty easy to do leh.

Daphne, go get one! It's an investment that will always be in use.

Hahaha..jasmine, very pamper ah, roll the pastry also lazy! :P

beachlover said...

Wow! the recipe look so easy..Thanks for sharing:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Ching,

Welcome home and Happy Mother's day 2u. I'm a new fan of ur blog fr Pg and hope to learn more tips fr u...hehe.

Btw hw do u make d lattice? Any gadgets for it?

Janz.

Anonymous said...

Hi again,

What do u mean by using 2 pie crust for your pot pie? Does it mean double the portion of ingredients,laying one layer at the base too?

Janz

Anonymous said...

Hi,

Sorry, one more question, how long you need to bake the pie and at what temperature. Hope I don't irritate you with so many questions.

Janz.

Little Corner of Mine said...

You're welcome Beachlover. It's so easy with a food processor and thus I love to make my own.

Hi Janz, thank you and glad to hear you like my blog. There is no gadget for my lattice. It's made by hands. How to make it it's hard to explain. Sort of like overlap it on the countertop and then move it on the pie and then cut off the excess.

Yes, for this it's double the recipe, one for the bottom and one for the top.

How long to bake the pie is depended on what filling you put inside. For this, it's a chicken pot pie and it is baked at 375'F for 45 mins. Just look at my Pies under LABELS for more links.

Anonymous said...

Thx for your prompt reply and the answers to my questions. Yeah, I fully understand now.Guessed I must have missed out the part as you did mention in your other post that you made the lattice by hand....hehe!

Since you are back in Msia,any plans of coming over to Penang? No worries I can be your local tour guide!!! Let me know, ya?

Janice

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Janice,
Sorry for the late reply. I only saw the last question just now. We have no plan to go to Penang, timing is toooo tight! It will be great to have a tour guide. We hardly know our way here anymore, so many new buildings and everything just look so different.

Ning's Mummy said...

Hi LCOM,

I am trying to make some quiches, and wanted to try your recipe for the crust.

If I dun use a food processor, can i use the mixer instead?

Thanks!

ps, hope the little ones are better and you rested well. Pls take care.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Ning's Mummy,
Can your mixer handle dough and come with a dough hook? If yes, it should be fine. Not so sure though. The other conventional method is to use hand.

Ning's Mummy said...

Thanks, i'll give it a try and let you know ;)

Jin Hooi said...

Oh.. tell me how u manage to make ur pie looks so good ?!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Jin Hooi,
No secret leh. I just shaped it by hands. So, don't know what to tell you. :P

Anonymous said...

Hi,

What is brand of your processor ?
Are you referring to the expensive ones like few hundred dollars ?
I have one cost less then $100 SIN. But I used it on mixing butter and not dough.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Anon,

The brand of my food processor is Cuisinart. Not really that expansive, about US$80.