Week 11 - Making Pie Crust Is A Life Time Skill That is Important (Part 2).
Here we are today back in the kitchen. I have tackled creating pie crust from scratch, and it feels as difficult as whipping up a Greek sculpture from a block of marble. I've done some research, watched a few videos, consulted my notes, purchased only the finest ingredients, done mise en place, checked the oven temperature, brought out the heavy duty food processor, made a giant mess and worn myself out in a flour covered emotional state all to make a stink'n pie crust.
When my five-year-old tasted the hand pie, she said, and I quote "The filling is really good the crust is meh."
Three hours in the kitchen and I get a "meh." I clearly lack the gene for making pies. What happens when we lean into the work only to realize we don't have what it takes to create what we desire?
If anyone has an answer, let me know.
In the meantime, here is what surely is an excellent pie crust recipe from the Barefoot Contessa "Perfect Pie Crust."
The important part of making pie crust is knowing when to quit! Plot twist, give up.
Until tomorrow Crusty.