Originally Posted by Mad Cook
My mother used to say that you need cold hands and a warm heart to make good pastry but I had warm hands and a cold heart. (Which is probably true)
Thank goodness for Messrs Jusroll and their many varieties of ready-rolled pastry.
You are not alone. On this side of the pond we have Pillsbury pie crust. It is a great time saver but I find it is flavorless. The list of ingredients says there is salt in it, but I think someone just waved the salt wand across the big vat and that was it. I prefer to make my own with butter and Crisco. Sometimes I will add a small dose of the herb of the filling. Cinnamon, lemon juice, etc. Depends on what kind of pie I am making.
For Phyllo dough, we also can purchase that, frozen. Two small sheets to a box. Or you can purchase the little tart holders. A squirt of fruit filling, a dollop of whipped cream and you are good to go.