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July 4th, 2007
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Happy 4th of July
As a true American, I think I shall go to Tractor Supply Company and return some chain-link fence.

Hooah.

A tip of the hat to zarhooie for this link. prettypammie makes an incredible pie-crust, but mine always fail.

Maybe someday I'll try this technique.

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From:dcseain
Date:July 4th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
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I do all-butter, myself, and find that using fingers works just fine, as both my pie crusts and my biscuits turn out lovely.

I've never gotten the hang of using a tool to cut fat into flour for some reason. My mother uses 2 table knives, and my sister uses a tool that is neither knives nor a pastry cutter. For me, it's fingers. Unlike with biscuits, i do chill the butter/flour mix before continuing with the process when making pie crusts, though.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 4th, 2007 07:06 pm (UTC)
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I have no doubt that this pie crust is truly awesome. The secret is here:

1/2 cup cold natural unhydrogenated lard, cut into pieces and then frozen until quite firm

Sorry mom, you got it wrong. Crisco is not a substitute for animal fat, and it doesn't matter what their ads say about flakey pie crust. Grandma was right. Lipids == flavor.

-RS

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From:vettecat
Date:July 5th, 2007 02:19 am (UTC)
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Hope your towing situation turned out OK...
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