Written By Guest Writer Dessert / Edibles / Recipes Jul 4, 2015 No Fail Pastry + How to Build a Fruit Pie SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestThis recipe is from “Keep Your Fork—There’s Pie” written by Cinda Chavich for the July/Aug issue of EAT.No Fail Pastry (with Lard)6 cups cake or pastry flour (or 1/3 whole wheat, 2/3 all-purpose) 2 tsp salt 1 pound lard, chopped 1 Tbsp vinegar 1 egg Ice cold waterPlace flour and salt in a bowl. Use a pastry blender to cut half the lard into the flour until fine and crumbly. Add remaining chopped lard and cut in with the pastry blender, just to the size of small peas.In a measuring cup, whisk the vinegar, egg and enough ice water to make 1 cup. Slowly add the liquid to the flour mixture, whisking with a fork, just until the dough begins to cling together. Work the dough as little as possible to avoid developing gluten (the reason pastry gets tough).Gather quickly into a ball. Divide into six equal portions. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold. Makes six shells or three double-crust pies.Building a Fruit Pie Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface.Transfer to a pie plate and trim the excess. Brush bottom crust with a mixture of egg, flour and milk (a light roux) to seal. Toss fruits with a little flour, sugar and spices. Fill pie (mounding fruit). Wet edges of pastry. Top with pastry and press or flute to seal, then bake.Don’t reroll scraps—blitz with a little egg or milk to form a “liquid pastry” to seal the base.BY CINDA CHAVICH SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — A Memory of Lemon Pudding Sweet Endings September ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Sweet Endings — Chocolate Custard Cake Sweet Endings September ... Read More Dessert / Recipes November 1, 2022 Masterclass — Candied Citrus Masterclass Candied Citrus Holiday ... Read More Dessert / Recipes September 6, 2022 Masterclass — Plum Clafouti Masterclass July|August Plum ... Read More Breads/Pastries / Dessert / Recipes September 6, 2022 Sweet Endings — Simply the Zest Sweet Endings ... Read More Appetizer / Dessert / Main course / Recipes / Side dish August 30, 2022 Balkan Recipes The companion recipes to Cinda Chavich's article, My Balkan Food Memories, in the Sept|Oct 2022 issue of ... Read More Comments are closed.