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 Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored July 18, 2017 Summer’s Ice Cream wishes you a Happy National Ice Cream Month! This month, dessert lovers across Canada will be raising their bowls and waffle cones in delicious recognition of NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH, with ... Read More Dessert / Recipes June 26, 2017 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Lemon Meringue Pie Lip-smacking looks and punchy lemon flavour result in a seriously delicious gluten and dairy-free dessert. If you’re not up for making a ... Read More Dessert / Recipes February 28, 2016 Sunday Baking Project Recipe selection for you Sunday baking project: Broma Bakery’s White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies with Fresh Blueberries. These cookies are ... Read More Beverage / Dessert / Main course / Recipes December 4, 2015 A main course, dessert and a cider float using local apples Autumn has officially arrived and so has apple season! One of the most cultivated fruits; the apples bears a bountiful harvest. A diverse fruit in ... Read More Dessert / Main course / Recipes September 23, 2015 Sweet and Savoury Galettes: Free-Form Rustic Tarts If there’s one thing I love about the end of summer, it’s harvest-time. The trees are ripe with fruit and the gardens are bursting from ... Read More Dessert / Kitchen Tools July 31, 2015 Must-Have: Cherry Clafoutis (French Custard Cake) Every summer during my early 20’s, I’d head to the Okanagan’s Similkameen Valley to pick cherries. The valley is classified as semi-desert land ... Read More Comments are closed.