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Americas Test Kitchen/Pie Crust Recipe

Last post Jan 18, 2009 10:56 AM by dutchmom4MI . 2 replies.

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  • Americas Test Kitchen/Pie Crust Recipe

    Today they were doing a pie crust recipe using the food processor and with vodka in. I didn't get the all the ingredients, and was wondering if anyone else did? I tried on their web site,but it wasn't there.

  • Re: Americas Test Kitchen/Pie Crust Recipe

    from America's Test Kitchen
    Vodka is essential to the texture of the crust and imparts no flavor — do not substitute.

    2-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon table salt
    2 tablespoons sugar
    12 tablespoons (1-1/2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch slices
    1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening, cut into 4 pieces
    1/4 cup cold vodka
    1/4 cup cold water

    Process 1½ cups flour, salt and sugar in food processor until combined, about two 1-second pulses. Add butter and shortening, and process until homogenous dough just starts to collect in uneven clumps, about 15 seconds (dough will resemble cottage cheese curds, and there should be no uncoated flour). Scrape bowl with rubber spatula and redistribute dough evenly around processor blade. Add remaining cup flour and pulse until mixture is evenly distributed around bowl and mass of dough has been broken up, 4 to 6 quick pulses. Empty mixture into medium bowl.

    Sprinkle vodka and water over mixture. With rubber spatula, use folding motion to mix, pressing down on dough until dough is slightly tacky and sticks together. Divide dough into two even balls and flatten each into a 4-inch disk. Wrap each in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 45 minutes or up to 2 days. Makes crust for 1 pie.


  • Re: Americas Test Kitchen/Pie Crust Recipe

    Bump for Tacky44WI