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Old 10-25-2012, 09:17 PM   #21
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Looks yummy. I'm glad it turned out well.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:22 PM   #22
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That looks awesome!

Now I'm hungry for pie!
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:22 PM   #23
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I'm impressed. They look so great. I bet they tasted just as good! :)
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #24
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Beautiful looking pie. Great job!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:20 PM   #25
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I use my grandmother's recipe--1/4 c lard, 1/4 c Crisco, 1-1/2 c AP flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 4-5 T ice water, 1 T vinegar and I've started to add 1 tsp vodka.
The lard will be objectionable if you are feeding any Jewish friends who keep kosher, and if you have any Muslim friends, the lard and the vodka together would be a double whammy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:40 PM   #26
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I use 2/3 cup lard, 2 cups of flour, 5 tbsps ice water and a tsp of vinegar. I'm going to try the vodka thing though for my next pie!

SLOB, I can't speak for CWS, but I'm well aware of which friends keep kosher and I'd be pretty careful not to serve them a pie made with lard! Good of you to mention it for the newbies though.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:55 PM   #27
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I use 2/3 cup lard, 2 cups of flour, 5 tbsps ice water and a tsp of vinegar. I'm going to try the vodka thing though for my next pie!

SLOB, I can't speak for CWS, but I'm well aware of which friends keep kosher and I'd be pretty careful not to serve them a pie made with lard! Good of you to mention it for the newbies though.
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I use the recipe on the Tenderflake package and make three pie crusts at a time if I'm not making a butter pie crust. Sounds like you got the Tenderflake recipe too.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #28
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I use the recipe on the Tenderflake package and make three pie crusts at a time if I'm not making a butter pie crust. Sounds like you got the Tenderflake recipe too.
Indeedy I do! I've yet to have it fail. I think most Canadian piemakers use Tenderflake! I only make mine one at a time though. I smash too many frozen crusts!
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Indeedy I do! I've yet to have it fail. I think most Canadian piemakers use Tenderflake! I only make mine one at a time though. I smash too many frozen crusts!
I use it mostly for tourtière and make three tourtières at a time and freeze two. That reminds me. I should make some tourtière soon. It's that time of the year and Stirling really likes my tourtière (Madame Benoit's recipe)
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Madame Benoit was a genius! That's one of my favorite cookbooks.
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