After 50 years (yes, 50) of trying without success to make a decent pie crust, I have finally found this ***wonderful, delicious*** recipe. THANK YOU Chef John. If you were here I would kiss you... on the lips. ;-)
Watching the video several times before I started helped me a great deal and, as directed, I followed the recipe fanatically, using a scale to measure *exactly* 12 ounces of flour and 1 cup of butter (226 grams). I am so delighted that I no longer suffer from pie-crust paranoia and I can't wait to experiment with new fillings. This first success was a cherry pie with a lattice crust but next week I'll attempt an apple. Interestingly, many people claim that a shortening-based recipe is superior, but this recipe (and Martha Stewart's recipe that many people adore) prove that butter is a godsend to cooks and bakers everywhere.
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After 50 years (yes, 50) of trying without success to make a decent pie crust, I have finally...