Hey! Guess what? You don’t have to love pie to love pie dough!
Pie dough can be the base to a lot of meals. I made a super simple recipe that should absolutely be a staple in your kitchen. Make one big batch, freeze it, and pull it to thaw whenever you want!
You can use a mixer or knead by hand- whatever works for you!
- All-purpose Flour- 1 lb.
- Butter, cold- 14 oz.
- Water, cold- 6 oz.
- Salt- 2 tsp.
For the dough:
- Place your flour and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Cut your butter into 1 oz. pieces and toss into the bowl. Make sure you don’t pull your butter from the fridge until you need it so it stays as cold as possible.
- Mix your flour and butter on low just until the butter breaks into small chunks. This is called Long Flake, which means you’ll see chunks of butter in the dough. This makes sure your pie dough is extra flaky when it bakes.
- Keeping the mixer on low, pour your cold water into the mix in a slow stream. Mix until the dough just comes together.
- Take the dough out of the bowl and knead it slightly to make sure there’s no loose flour. Cut your dough (don’t rip it by hand!) into 8 oz. pieces, and wrap them individually in plastic wrap.
- If you’re using your pie dough soon, store it in the refrigerator for at least one hour, but preferably over night. Otherwise, it can be stored in the freezer for future use.
Bam! Done! Easy, right? 🙂
Here’s a few ideas for pie dough use besides pie:
- Fill with cheese and roll like a crescent roll
- Apple or fruit dumplings
- Croutons or soup garnish
- Mini cups for appetizers