Elsie’s Pie Crust

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Mix together
 1 lb. lard
 5 - 6 c. flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 2 tsp. salt
Mix together
 1 egg, well beaten
 2 tsp. vinegar
 1 c. cold water
 2 tbsp. brown sugar

1

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together, gently work lard into flour mixture with finger tips until you have pea size pieces.

2

Blend egg, vinegar, water and brown sugar - add to flour mix until stiff dough forms.

3

Divide into 4, shape into flat round patties, wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours

4

Roll out on a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth.

Dough will keep in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or can be frozen. Note from Loma: I've had success substituting a mix of butter and Crisco for the lard, since I never have lard on hand.

Ingredients

Mix together
 1 lb. lard
 5 - 6 c. flour
 1 tsp. baking powder
 2 tsp. salt
Mix together
 1 egg, well beaten
 2 tsp. vinegar
 1 c. cold water
 2 tbsp. brown sugar

Directions

1

Mix flour, baking powder and salt together, gently work lard into flour mixture with finger tips until you have pea size pieces.

2

Blend egg, vinegar, water and brown sugar - add to flour mix until stiff dough forms.

3

Divide into 4, shape into flat round patties, wrap in plastic or wax paper and refrigerate for 2 hours

4

Roll out on a lightly floured surface or pastry cloth.

Elsie’s Pie Crust