Flaky Pie Pastry

This tried and true pastry has been a favourite in my family for years. Made with lard, it is rich, flaky and the perfect pairing for all of your favourite pies and pastry needs!




Flaky Pie Pastry

Makes ~6, 9 inch pie crusts


Ingredients

  1. 5 1/2c flour

  2. 1 lb lard

  3. 1 tsp baking powder

  4. dash salt

  5. 1 c milk

  6. 1 T vinegar

  7. 1 egg, beaten


Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the lard using a pastry blender or two forks. When the lard is fully incorporated, the mixture should be crumbly.

  2. In a large measuring cup or bowl, add the milk, vinegar, and egg and beat with a fork or whisk.

  3. Pour the milk mixture into the lard mixture and combine using a spoon until a ball forms.

  4. Once the pastry is complete, roll it into a large ball or a few smaller balls and use immediately, freeze, or refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


Notes

Try to avoid handling the dough too much so it stays layered and flaky.

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