I love the Internet for a lot of reasons. The feeling of community, the friendships I've made, the sharing of ideas + skills. Lately, I've been pondering how powerful that last one is. It's amazing that someone in a little town in the middle of no where can post something (an idea, a recipe or a tutorial) that has the potential to reach thousands.
This is a little experiment. If I ask a question, will you share what you know?
Confession: I am a pie crust failure. I've tried all the "no fail" recipes I can get my hands on. How did they turn out? Failure. The crust is too thick, not flakey, too sweet. But that's not all. I can't seem to get the crust from it's nice floured surface into the pie plate without it cracking, splitting, completely disintegrating in my hands. I need your help. Your advice. Are there products that I should have? A special rolling mat, perhaps? Do I need a food processor (because some recipes say you do.) Do you freeze your butter? Can you link me to your favorite recipe?
My hope is that you will teach me what you know. The comments you share will not only help me bake a lovely pie for my family but will help other pie failures too (surely I can't be the only one.)
So, what can you tell me about pie crust?