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Old 10-20-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Help, my pie crust breaks up in pieces

hi my pie crust I made broke up in pieces everytime I tried to flatten it out with the roller. I kept making it a ball again and it still did the same thing. I made it out of crisco with butter flaver and ice water. I followed the directions. why do they say to put it in the refrigerator it just makes it harder to flatten out later. Will somebody please help tell me how to do it the right way. thanks Junie

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Let it warm up a bit before you start rolling. You might also need a little more water. A dough recipe is just a guide. If your house is really dry, you'll need more water.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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Let it warm up a bit before you start rolling. You might also need a little more water. A dough recipe is just a guide. If your house is really dry, you'll need more water.
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:20 PM   #4
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Sounds like your dough is too dry and cold. Also flour is control by the climate both inside and outside. If it is warm out, it can make your flour drier than normal. The same goes for inside your home.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:21 AM   #5
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thank you JMediger, Chief Longwind Of The North & Addie. I appreciate your help. I am learning a lot here. thanks to you.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:22 PM   #6
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I agree. It sound like the dough is a bit dry. Letting it rest in the refrigerator allows all the ingredients to equalize in moisture. You do need to let the dough warm up a bit before attempting to roll it out. Sometimes it helps to pound it out flatter with a wooden pin before attempting to roll it if I'm in a hurry.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:27 PM   #7
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Junie,

What recipe are you using? Could you post the ingredient list here?
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:57 PM   #8
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I tried the crisco butter flavor recipe with cold crisco flour salt and ice water like the recipe said. I am going to try using lard and follow chief longwind of the north instrucions on his website thank you. I will let you know how it comes out later. thanks junie
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Okay, how many tablespoons of water did you use?
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Okay, how many tablespoons of water did you use?
OK sorry I had school all week and sorry I took long to get back, and today I tried another pie crust and it was worse than before. Last time I think used 5 or 6 tablespoon of ice water. this time I used 8 tablespoons and then put it in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. then I flattened it out and I could'nt even pick it up again. Then I tried flattening it out again after I made a ball with it and I put it in little pieces all over the bottom and then all over the top of the lemon filling from a can.
were gonna get some lard at the market tomaorrow and try it the way chief longhon of the north does his and see if I can do it better with the lard instead of the crisco flavoer kind. my uncle said to get a pizza picker upper flat thing with a handle and pick it up using that so maybe that will work without it breaking in pieces everywhere thanks.
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