Welcome everyone, I’m excited about my new blog. Here is a recipe to get you all started off.
Chef Johnny Vee’s Favorite Pie Crust
My friend and co-instructor at the Las Cosas Cooking School, Mary Cech, makes the flakiest pie crust I have ever tasted. It’s so light it’s almost like puff pastry. Make sure to bake your pie on a cookie sheet, there is so much butter in this crust, a bit runs out, but that only increases the tenderness of the crust. Watch for Mary’s “Pie Workshop” at Las Cosas, www.lascosascooking.com
Yields: 1 9” double crust pie
3 1/3rd cups All Purpose flour
1 ¼ t. salt
1 ½ cups unsalted butter – cold
3/4 – 1 cup ice water
1. Combine flour & salt in a large bowl.
2. Cut butter into walnut size pieces and add to flour. With your hands, work butter into flour until butter is in pea sized pieces.
3. Add water and toss dough until it sticks together, be careful not to break butter into smaller pieces while blending in the water.