Hello, duckies! Are you having a good week so far? I hope so.
Here is a glass of lemonade. Come and sit while I tell you about my pie crust.
Sometimes, I just have to have pie. And I refuse to use the refrigerated pie crust because it should be really homemade all the way. At least the pie crust should be.
But I think that there are two camps of pie crust makers; those that can and those that can't. I fall into the second category. But I keep trying.
Being ADD, I read the instructions about 3 times, for a cream cheese pie crust that promised to be "forgiving". That sounded good to me.
The instructions were to cut up butter into pieces and freeze for 45 minutes. Also to put the flour, salt and baking powder into the freezer for the same amount of time.
This was all put together in a food processor, pulsed until "pea" shapes were formed. Then add 1 tablespoon of cider vinegar, followed by 3 tablespoons of ice water.
Next she said that the dough would be crumbly but not to worry; scoop it out into a large zip lock bag. And then knead....and knead...this is not working, folks. Now I am getting nervous. And when I get nervous, I start to panic and look out. Lol. This is when I get really messy!
I dumped the mixture back into the bowl and adding way more ice water until it looked like proper dough. Then I divided it, wrapped it in plastic wrap and refrigerated it.
Sorry I didn't do a photo of the dough. It was very sticky even rolling on a silicone pad.
But it finally came together and I baked it and it was wonderful!
Not too shabby. Do you get frustrated with some cooking projects like I do?
If you have a "fool proof" pie crust recipe that you would like to share, please do.
Now, are you ready for some flowers? They are SOOC. I will play with them later.
My sweet husband bought this bouquet for me on Mother's Day.
Somehow, I can't think that the colors are real. They must have been dyed.
I forgot to change the ISO on my camera before going outside. It was set at 2000. But with ACR, I made corrections. :o)
Here is one of my hydrangeas that are blooming:
That's all folks!
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Blessings and peace to you!