3. Making Pie Crust By Hand

There's something satisfying about mixing the dough by hand, which is why many experienced bakers still choose this method.

  1. In a bowl blend the flour, sugar--if using--and salt with a spoon.
  2. Add the fat.
  3. Using 2 knives or a pastry cutter, cut the fat into the flour mixture. Once the fat has been incorporated, the mix should look like coarse sand.
  4. Add water until the dough holds together.
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