Can a recipe increase your self esteem??? When it earns you the rave reveiws this pie crust will, it certainly does! I have never even attempted to make homemade crust, after hearing all sorts of horror stories, and knowing I am NOT the best baker in the world. I doubled this crust for a chicken pot pie, and was surprised that the recipe yeilded plenty enough pastry to line AND top a 13x9" pyrex pan. I used butter flavored shortening and added parmesan cheese, granulated garlic powder, ground black pepper and a TOUCH of seasoning salt. I folded in parsley flakes for color. Otherwise, I followed all ingredients to the letter. This crust was even flakier than premium frozen brands, even though I had to roll it out on more flour and probably handled it over-much. I also layered it between Saran wrap, as another reveiwer suggested, to roll out the crust evenly. I am not sure why the dough was sticky, but it probably was 100% my fault for not allowing enough chilling time. Despite my truely clumsy efforts this was a sturdy, flaky, and beautiful crust! Next time I am going to experiment with cookie cutters, to create 3-D shapes on the top crust. Hint: This is NOT a sweet crust, so keep that in mind when you are not preparing savory pies...and proper chilling is a MUST!
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Can a recipe increase your self esteem??? When it earns you the rave reveiws this pie crust...