Inside ICC Holiday Hacks: Simple Pie Dough
In our latest edition of Inside ICC: Holiday Hacks, Pastry Chef Instructor Michael Zebrowski shows how to create a simple, yet perfect pie crust that will bring your homemade pies to the next level! Full recipe below.
Ingredients– Yields 10 (6-inch) pies
1000 grams all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
560 grams cold butter, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
16 grams white vinegar.
Manual Process [As seen in video]
- Combine the flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Sprinkle the cubed butter pieces over the dry ingredients
- Using a bowl scraper or fingers, cut or rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the pieces are about 1/4 inch, or approximately the size of green peas.
- Combine the ice water and the vinegar. Sprinkle half of the liquid over the butter and flour mixture. Using a rubber spatula or by hand, gently toss the mixture to incorporate. Continue adding the liquid, a little at a time, until the mixture forms a rough, shaggy dough. The dough should just hold together when pressed between two fingers.
- Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Divide the dough in half and gently shape it into two rounds. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight. The dough can be refrigerated for up to 2-3 days or frozen for 1-2 months.
This blog post was originally published by the International Culinary Center (ICC), founded as The French Culinary Institute (FCI). In 2020, ICE and ICC came together on one strong and dynamic national platform at ICE's campuses in New York City and Los Angeles. Explore your culinary education where the legacy lives on.