My Grandma was an awesome cook. Her homemade pies were to die for. And her homemade egg noodles. And her fried chicken. And her dill pickles. Mmmmm, I'm making myself hungry! I love this picture of my grandma in her younger days cooking at this old stove. It's how I remember her, always in the kitchen cooking.
Today, I'm sharing my Grandma's French Pastry recipe just in time for your holiday baking. I hope you enjoy it as much as I always do.
Grandma's French Pastry
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup lard ( or 1 1/4 cups shortening)
4-5 tablespoons cold water
1 teaspoon vinegar
Stir flour and salt together. Cut in lard/shortening. Mix egg, water and vinegar together and add to dry mixture. Knead. Let stand for 10 minutes. Roll out. Makes 2 double crust pies.
Just an FYI: I think today's pie pans are larger than my grandmother used, so I can never get two double crusted pies from this recipe.