“We must have a pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of a pie.” – David Mamet
While most of us can thoroughly agree with Mamet, his sentiment does not always extend to the crust. For some reason, people fear pie crust.
Perhaps that’s because of how many strict rules appear in the recipes. The ingredients must be cold. You must not overwork the dough. You must not put too much water in the mix. But really, rules aside, pie crust is a fairly simple thing to make. True, to hone it to an art may take time and require some trial and error, but really, doesn’t just about anything worthwhile?