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Old 06-14-2008, 06:12 AM   #1
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Vodka Pie Crust

A friend was tell me about putting vodka in a pie crust to make a flaky crust. the vodka evaporates leaving a flaking crust.

Has anyone heard or done this. What were the results. He sent the link:

Cook's Illustrated's Foolproof Pie Dough | Serious Eats : Recipes


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Old 06-14-2008, 06:42 AM   #2
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The pastry chef at my last restaurant swore by the vodka method of pie crusts. Don't know if he used CI's recipe or not, the only things I really know are he liked vodka in it, and he insisted on Crisco (not the palm oil based shortenings).

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Old 06-14-2008, 07:45 AM   #3
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The Green Chronicle :: View topic - My pasrty doesn't work!!

On this link, if you scroll down to Tanya's recipe, she gives exact details of how to make vodka pastry.
I havn't tried it yet. No Vodka in the house!!

This isn't breaking any rules is it?

sorry, same recipe but it does give some opinions of those who've used it.
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Old 06-14-2008, 08:10 AM   #4
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...This isn't breaking any rules is it?

We can overlook a rules violation if you run out immediately and buy some vodka.
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Old 06-14-2008, 09:45 AM   #5
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Sorry, no can do we live 8 miles from the nearest shops and there'a a petrol ( gas?) strike on so shortage of petrol. We were going to take a drive to the beach but decided we'd better save on the petrol for the really necessary journeys ( like the Dentist next week )
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Old 06-14-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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Csalt, you're thinking backwards. If you have the vodka, you won't need the dentist. At least temporarily, til supplies run out

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