4 Secrets to a Perfect Pie Crust

4 Secrets to a Perfect Pie Crust
  As Christmas carols officially begin to haunt us, the time has come to seek shelter in the comfort of our homes; what better cocooning activity than baking pies! However, the mixture of flour, water and fat can often cause headaches so here are 4 easy tips for perfect pie crusts every time.     1. Gluten : not just an allergy issue Gluten is formed with the binding of proteins found in flour that are brought together with water. Thus, water (consequently gluten) must be kept to a minimum because more gluten will make your crust fluffy and less crispy, more suitable for cakes and breads.   2. Stay cool! Water and fat must be kept at a cool temperature so fat does not fully melt early on. Using butter straight out of the fridge and icy-cold water will also help you yield the optimal amount of gluten.   607360030000-lores 3. Rock your pie! For the best pie crust, your cookware must heat all parts evenly. With its thick base and high walls, The Rock 8” x 1.5” Round Bakeware is the ideal cooking tool to guarantee a perfectly crisp and flaky crust that stays in place.   80302-silicone-spatula-lores   80332-silicone-pie-crust-shield-life-style-open-1-lores 4. Don’t knead to stress The best way to mix and knead your dough is not with a food mixer, nor your hands, nor your feet… but with a Silicone Spatula. By kneading your dough with a spatula, you are creating flaky layers before cooking even occurs. You can also protect your pie crust during cooking with the Silicone Pie Crust Shield.