Homemade Pie Crust
Homemade pie crust is easy to make and require only 4 ingredients for a savoury dish and 5 for a dessert. Prepared in 5 minutes, this is a basic recipe to know by heart.
- a little less than ½ cup cup butter softened (cut in cube packed) or 100g
- 1 and ⅓ cup flour 200g
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup sugar if you are making a sweet recipe
In a small bowl, cream the butter. Add the salt.
Add in the beaten egg. Mix well.
In a bigger bowl, make a well with the flour and put the egg/butter mix in the middle.
Fold in the flour to incorporate the mixture and flour. Using a spatula, fold the flour and pretend to cut in the middle with the tip of your spatula to incorporate the flour.
Repeat this gesture until your dough is smooth. Set aside in the fridge for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven at 300F. Take the dough about 10 minutes before your need it.
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough thinly but thick enough so it does not break and place it in the individual baking rings or one big mold.