Friday, October 22, 2010
Grandma's Pie Dough
4 cup(s) all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1 tablespoon(s) sugar
1 3/4 cup(s) unsalted butter, cold, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon(s) white vinegar
1 (extra large) egg
1.Combine the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or your fingers until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
2.Whisk the vinegar, egg, and 1/2 cup of ice water together and mix into the flour mixture with your hands until just combined.
3.Transfer to a clean work surface, and gently press to form a dough. Divide the dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each into a ball, flatten slightly to form a disk, and wrap in plastic. Chill for at least 1 hour.