Monday, November 16, 2015

Grandma's French Pastry

Recently, I spent the day with my quilty friends. We get together to sew, share our latest projects, laugh, and eat. We have a carry-in luncheon and the food is always delish. At our last sew day, I made a homemade peach pie, using my Grandma's pie crust recipe. I even decorated the top with buttons made from pie dough. Sew cute!
Pie With Button Details by Thistle Thicket Studio.

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)
1 egg
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.