You Should Know How to Do This: Pie Crust

There is not one word you can say to me that will convince me that you don’t want to eat that.

Because I’m a Southerner and also afraid of food in packages, I make my own pie crust. This has two benefits:
1. It is tasty.

2. It makes me superior to you, a person using the frozen kind from the grocery, in every way.

But don’t worry! I’m here to help you, and this is a three minute fix that requires virtually no skill. After the jump, I will explain to you how to fix this bad thing about yourself.

Memorize this.

Pie Crust:

2 cups flour

1 cup butter that has been in the freezer for just a few minutes

1/2 cup really cold ice water (possibly a little more or a little less)

1/4 teaspoon of salt (use the iodized stuff. I never say that, but the sea salt keeps its shape too well and you get salt crystals).

Mix your salt and flour together. Cut the butter up in to small pieces, and mix that in with the salt and flour stuff with your fingers until it makes a coarse meal. Add the water a tablespoon at a time, and mix until it comes together in a ball. THAT IS IT. Roll it out and use it, or freeze it until you feel the need for pie.

It took you three minutes, and that is about how long it takes to unroll those freezer crusts. Win-win.

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