When I set my “learn to bake” resolution, I wanted to be able to bake a cake, a pie crust, and a not-cake-or-pie dessert. I’m pretty comfortable with cakes now, having made a two-layer birthday cake as well as vegan cupcakes recently, and I think I’m about ready to learn the intricacies of pie crust .
And, I’ll be honest, I find pastry (making it, not eating it) deeply intimidating. Unlike cake baking, I’ve never even seen anyone make a pie crust. The closest I’ve ever come was hearing my mom mention how her grandmother used to make really great pie crusts â€” and even if there is a pie crust gene, it’s probably a recessive one.
And so, I’m calling on you, gentle reader, to act as my own personal Wikipedia. I’ll call you… Gezellipedia.
So, give it to me straight, Gezellipedia: how do I make a pie crust?