Even after all the pies I’ve made over the past year and a half, I’m still not the most confident when it comes to making pastry. Time to call in the big guns… “MOMMA!”
It’s apple harvest time here in Nova Scotia and I’ve got bags of Gravensteins just waiting to become delicious pies, just like Momma and Nanny used to make (and made so easily, I don’t remember stress or swearing involved in their pie-making). Momma obliged and agreed to school me in good ol’ pastry makin’, and I agreed to let her take home a pie.
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 pound Tenderflake lard
- 1 tbsp vinegar
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- water added to egg and vinegar to make 1 cup