Flaky Pie Crust
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup ice cold water
- 3 teaspoons arrowroot powder
Lightly mix flour, arrowroot powder and salt
Use pastry blender to cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Sprinkle in cold water, a Tablespoon at a time, mixing lightly with a fork after each addition until pastry just holds together
Shape with hands into a ball and refrigerate 30 min.
Roll out on lightly floured surface and use as directed in your recipe! This should be enough for 2 pies or a top and bottom crust.
**revised on 1/3/2011**