Pie crust. Those delicious, flaky, crusts that make pies so much better. I have always struggled with making a perfect flaky crust, until now! I found that the secret ingredient to the perfect pie crust is…. Lard. Yep that’s right! Lard , the stuff your grandmother used to use in her baking. A great article on lard you can find at weed em and reap’s blog here www.weedemandreap.com/2013/02/the-top-3-reasons-why-you-should-be-eating-lard.html .
Now for the recipe. The recipe isn’t something I came up with on my own. Its just a normal pie crust recipe that I normally make but instead of Crisco (i have never used Crisco, but i know most recipes call for it) or butter I used lard.
Pie Crust Recipe With Lard
•1 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
•1/4 teaspoon salt ( or a pinch)
•1/2 Cup Lard
•4 Tablespoons water (or more if needed)
Mix flour and salt together. Cut in lard and until flour and lard look like course crumbs. Add water until the dough holds together. Roll dough into ball and wrap with wax paper and place in fridge for around 30 minutes. After dough has been in fridge, place between two pieces of wax paper and roll out with rolling pin. Remove one piece of wax paper and place dough in pie pan, with wax paper up. Fit crust to pie pan and remove wax paper. Add pie filling and cook for designated time for pie.
This crust tastes great with pumpkin filling. You will never want to make another pie crust without lard once you have made this.