All the way home made
I do not think I am going to be known for the quality of my pie crust. I don't think that the ideal home made crust should have a metallic after taste or cause a frantic compulsion to rinse your mouth and brush your teeth. Thoroughly.
I looked for a sell by date on my Crisco but I couldn't find one. Does grease go bad? It could have also been a problem that I don't have a pastry cutter, my recipe called for a pastry cutter and I don't have one but I do have two metal spatulas. You get your dough into pea sized balls your way I'll get mine in my own way.Mu one spatula is sharp enough to be a weapon, I didn't know this before I started and in the future if I want to go for a walk,I think I will leave the dog behind and just pack my spatula. Dick around with me and not only will I cut you into manageable pieces and then I will flip you over as well.
In my defence, the crust looked lovely.
After dinner I was still hungry, I tried all the old standbys to distract myself and while that worked for a while, I was still needy. I decided what I really wanted was a childhood treat and I also decided that I was not going to store to buy it. I made dog cookies earlier in the day and I was pretty sure I had what I needed to make pie crust.
I had flour, milk, butter, sugar - All the usual suspects, and now I just had to track down a recipe. I only have a couple of dozen cookbooks, at least one should have a recipe. "Pie Crust" is not listed - what is listed is variations in how many layers you want. Pain in the ass cook book writers.
I found one. Pie crust doesn't require milk, butter or sugar. It wants flour and shortening and water. I knew I had at least two of those. The shortening took a little longer and required some searching through my larder. I think the Crisco is where I think my problems started. The flour and water I would swear by. I think the lack of a sell by date on the can of grease could be a problem.
I think now I know why my Mother and I and everyone else I know buy the stuff premade at the store. It lacks a certain metalic aftertaste.
I am still hungry.