Sunday, July 11, 2010
Is it hubris to call this a perfect pie dough recipe? Well, it is perfect. And do you know what’s perfect about it? You can do it too. Yes, YOU. I don’t care what kind of sordid, tragic past you’ve had with other pie dough recipes. You can forget it all and start anew with this one. It will become your One Pie Dough to Rule Them All: pies, tarts, galettes, pop-tarts, you name it. It will be the easiest and most forgiving dough you’ve ever handled. It will be flaky and tender, yet somehow possess the strength of character not to crumble under pressure like other wimpy doughs. Your slice of pie or galette will stay beautifully in tact to serve, only to surrender into tender, flaky, buttery, delicious crumbs as you bite into it.
Forget all the pernickety details everyone tells you about how to make a pie dough. You won’t need to keep all the ingredients at precisely five degrees below zero. You need not coddle it like a new born kitten. You’ll put on your fiercest dominatrix attitude and you shall beat this dough into submission. And, yes, it will like it too. Read more »