Pie Crust Questions Answered
Many of you have asked lots of questions about the Pie Crust Mix post a few days ago via comment, Facebook Community and email. So, I thought I would do a quick little post to answer all of those questions
Q. Can I store this in the pantry or does it need to go in the fridge?
A. You can store this recipe that uses shortening (not butter) in a sealed container in the pantry.
Q. Is that Pastry Blender electric or how does it work?– I wish I could see it better.
A. It is not electric– it is a hand mixing tool that you use to cut the shortening into the flour. It works a lot like a potato masher, but is designed to make easy work of cutting things like butter and shortening into dry goods like flour. I can’t find a link to one like mine, but here is a similar one: Pastry Blender
Q. Do I have to have a Pastry Blender?
A. No. Truth be told, a lot of folks use their food processor, but if you recall my food processor and I very much dislike each other… we are actually thinking about therapy… but I really don’t think she is going to change (and I know I am not ;)), so I usually just glare at her from across the kitchen… Anyhoo, prior to getting the awesome pastry blender for Christmas, I used to opt for blending with two forks, it just takes a bit more time and elbow grease.
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