This recipe was contributed by Sue Nielsen, Pastry Chef at Farm Table Restaurant in Amery Wisconsin. It is delcious using Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage Whole Wheat Pastry Flour. Milled fresh in house from White Sonora, a soft white winter wheat.
2 1/4 cup Sunrise Flour Mill Heritage Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (Can also use Turkey Red Heritage White Flour)
1 Tbs Sugar or Maple Syrup (Optional (adds a caramelized flavor)
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup Butter or Leaf Lard (Can use both)
5 Tbs Cold Water
1 Tbs Vinegar
Place flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse to mix.
Add butter 1/2 cup at a time and pulse until you have pea sized chunks.
Add the cold water and vinegar slowly (1 Tbs) at a time, and pulse once or twice after each addition.
Mixture will still be crumbly but hold together when pinched, avoid over mixing.
Divide mixture and shape into two disks. Place in the fridge to chill for at least an hour before rolling out. Can keep in fridge for two days.
If making a single crust, 9-inch pie, the second disk can be frozen for use at a later time. Bring it almost to room temperature before rolling out.
Lightly flour the counter, rolling pin, and top of crust. Roll the disk into a circle, a little larger than the pie pan. Fold the dough in half, place in the pan, and unfold to fit. (Repeat with the top crust, if using one, after the filling is poured into the pan).
The pie crust was delicious! Baked well and was very flaky. I used it to make pasties. I could smell the vinegar while it was cooking, but there was no vinegar flavor in the pie.
When making a pie crust and not using a food processor, should I sift the flour?
Wow, you have my mother’s recipe that’s been in her family for ages! Pre-depression nobody knows the timeline. I am excited to see it here. The vinegar adds such a nice tang and most crusts just don’t taste as good without it. I’m going to make a pumpkin pie with the flour for gluten all of us sensitive family members. Whee! I can’t wait to try it. I’ve stopped using crusts on my pies for this very reason. Fingers are crossed. Thank you for posting it—I lost my recipe. :(
Can you tell me the difference between your whole wheat flour and the Hugarian Whole Wheat.
You don’t tell when/how to add syrup.
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