Today's Food for Thought: 5-2-09
Mexican Cornbread Made Easy

The Best Pie Crust



Yes, you can make the best pie crust!  This tasty crust has whole grains, is never soggy, has no preservatives or food additives, takes little time and  is easy to make.  Use it as soon as it is made or make a batch and freeze for convenient later use.  Just follow the recipe and photo illustrations below.

Recipe for two 9 inch crust
1/2 cup finely ground rolled oats                         1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup whole wheat bread flour                         1/2 cup canola or olive oil
1 cup unbleached bread flour                               5 Tablespoons cold water

Place oats, flour and salt in a bowl and stir well.  Add oil and water.  Stir to form dough.  Divide in half.

DSC_0543  DSC_0544  DSC_0545   Place dough on wax paper                 Flatten dough with your hand           Place 2nd wax paper on top

DSC_0546  DSC_0547   DSC_0548 Roll dough, remove top wax paper      Flip dough over on top of pie pan           Remove wax paper

DSC_0549  DSC_0550  DSC_0565  Adjust dough in pie pan                        Trim excess dough from edge               Make design on edge

There it is:  a crust worthy of your favorite pie recipe - sweet or savory.