Saturday, July 02, 2011

Pie Crust Helper...

...I came up with a neat little idea for rolling out super thin pie crusts...and I thought I'd share it with y'all...

...I just took one of the 2.5 gallon Hefty Ziploc bags that we use to pack our AIDS kits for LWR...and cut off the top and slit the sides...

...You're left with an open-ended plastic sleeve that you can roll out your pie crust in between...without any added flour...

...just put your lump of dough in the middle and won't crinkle like thin plastic wrap...

...and with this big bag you can roll out a sheet of pastry big enough for a 10 inch pie plate...

...and you can get it super-duper thin can see right through it... put the pie crust in the plate...just peel back one side...

...flip it over onto the plate...

...and peel back the other side...'s my super easy flaky pie crust recipe...

Super Easy Pastry Crust:

1 3/4 c. flour - I used White Lily All Purpose
1/2 c. oil
3-4 tbsp. cold water

whisk oil and water together - it will emulsify and make a thick liquid - just pour that into the flour, mix well and roll out between your new pie crust helper...


  1. Oooh, thanks for the tip and the recipe! I'll have to put them to good use soon. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  2. Teresa, thanks for this great tip! I always use a little bit of white vinegar in my pie crust, that helps for some reason.

  3. I love pastry and this loooks quite delish! I would use it for sweet things. It looks like the fine, thin pastry one sees in French pastry shops - always filled with wonderful 'stuff'!

    For savoury things I use what I call 'wartime' pastry because it was designed to make rations go further. It can be steamed for recipes like leek pudding or baked.

    6 oz wholemeal flour
    teaspoon baking powder
    2 oz fat rubbed into flour
    small potato grated finely

    mix together with cold water - I use a food processor which I can grate the potato into.

    It makes a crisp baked pastry - we like it hot or cold. It is good for warming winter steamed puddings, especially leek.

  4. What a GREAT idea!!! Oh goodness I have try this next time!! I can really GOOF pie crust!!!

  5. @carey

    Thanks Carey! It sure makes for easy rolling and turning!

  6. @Thistle Cove Farm
    Thanks Sandra! I'm going to try the vinegar trick!

  7. @Maureen
    Thanks so much Maureen! I'm definitely going to try the potato pastry too!

  8. @Tiffany
    Thanks Tiffany! It really makes making pie crust easy...