Being a chef is not easy; you have to face so many challenges and play around with food. And when we say chef, we don’t only mean the ones cooking in sumptuous hotels, but we also mean the ones that cook the food for you in the kitchen. In fact, chefs at big hotels do have a helping hand that can do the odds, cutting, and so much more to speed up the process. But what about people like us who have to do everything by themselves? It’s really challenging, isn’t it? But we still try and look out for great recipes, which makes our work much easier. And for that, we have come up with the easiest pie crust recipe to make yourself great pies at any time! So, let’s not waste any more time in checking out how exactly you need to make it.
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How to Make the Best Pie Crust Recipe?
Do you often wonder how the flakes of the pie crust come out? And how do professional people make it? Well, if you are wondering how it’s time, you start reading ahead! Below we have curated everything you need to know about making the best pie crust. Let’s check out how!
Dough Making Time!
First, let’s sort out the ingredients properly.
- All-purpose flour – preferably 150 grams
- Ice Water
- Sea Salt
- Butter (unsalted)
The ingredients in making the pie crust recipe are relatively easy. With a few ingredients here and there, you are sure to make this super interesting dough.
How to Make the Dough?
If you happen to own a kitchen aid, then the entire process of making the dough becomes way easier. But if you don’t have one, be sure that you are going to do a bit of exercise here!
Mix all the dry ingredients in one place. Add the flour and the sea salt together. Once you mix the ingredients well, it’s time you start with the other ones.
It’s buttery time now! Once you are done doing that, you can add the unsalted butter. Mix the ingredients well. Soon you’ll notice that you can make small little balls. That’s the time you know that the moistness in the dough is just fine.
Now take your time and keep adding the ice water. Make sure you don’t add a lot together. Pouring it in parts is always the best option. Ideally, taking the help of a tablespoon is best. In that way, you will be able to understand the moistness quite well.
Once the dough is ready, you can take it out from the kitchen aid bowl and if you are doing it yourself, keep it out. With the help of your hand, make a thick flat disc. After that, it’s packing time!
Now, it’s time to pack the dough with the help of plastic wrap. Ideally, using plastic wrap will do just fine. Don’t even think about using aluminum foil.
The moment the disk is ready, slowly fold it like you are rolling an egg wrap with loads of filling it in. But remember to do it tightly as you would definitely not want any amount of air to get into it.
How long to Refrigerate?
People who have been around and done this for really long generally prefer to wrap the dough and keep it for two days. Keeping it for two days can make the dough nice and flaky when you bake it.
However, if you are short of time, you can keep it for an hour in the refrigerator. Take it out and start making it the way you want. Your pie crust is ready to be made into something utterly delicious.
Quick Tips to Note While Making the Best Pie Crust Recipe!
So, are you excited already? Well, hold on! We have some quick tips that can make your entire process of making the best pie crust absolutely easy.
Let’s check what they are:
· Cold, Cold, Cold
Always remember to keep the ingredients of your pie crust cold. Some people tend to melt the butter, and a few people simply overlook the use of ice water. Remember that when you are making the pie, every ingredient present there has to be COLD!
If you live somewhere it is absolutely warm; you can use butter straight from the freezer. Always note that butter can melt quite fast. So, it’s always advisable that you do not keep it out of the freezer for long if the temperature at your place is really hot.
· Cube Cutting time!
Some people tend to just plop the butter into the dough. But that’s not what we ask you to do! You need to take the stick of butter and cut it into small pieces. When you do that, it makes it easier to make the dough and leaves a long-time effect on the flakiness.
I tried doing this with a butter stick, but it actually didn’t do any good to me! So, remember, cut it into cubes.
· No Greasing Required!
Many people think that you would have to grease the plate before you make the pie. But the reality is the pie crust is quite thick. The disk has no chance of sticking to the baking tray at all. And of course, with the use of butter, you’ve added enough grease anyway.
So, go ahead and try out this super interesting recipe at home, and don’t forget to let us know in the comment section how the dough recipe turned out to be!
Apart from making the sweet pie, you can also try out some meat or veggie filling. But remember to keep a moist and creamy texture to it. I would certainly suggest you this because the crust itself is going to be flaky and dry, so adding something dry might choke you.