Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pie Crusts 101

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary offers some great course for women. One of which is Seminary Wives Institute (SWI). I started taking classes this semester and have loved it! It's finally gotten me involved with something. It's kinda like school again, without all the papers and as much studying. Mrs. Mohler, the president's wife, taught a class this Thursday on how to make flaky pie crusts. I brought along the camera so here a few pictures.

In the pictures are my friends Jenny and Chelsea, we all go to the same church. I'm so thankful for these friendships and am excited we have at least a few years here to get to know them better!

I haven't made my pie crust is waiting in my feezer. Anyone have a good pie receipe?? Here is the pie crust receipe:

3 c all purpose four (I prefer White Lily)
1 2/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 c plus 2 T Crisco shortening
1/2 c chilled orange juice (or any variety of juice)

Combine flour, salt and baking powder. Add shortening and blend well with a pastry blender or two knives. Gradually cut in orange juice with a fork until blended. Do not overwork dough. Roll out to desired thickness. Bake according to pie receipe. Makes 1 double crust. (If making a pastry shell to use for a chilled pie, pierce unbaked crust with a fork before baking at 425 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden.)


  1. Hmm, I've never tried a pie crust . . . I might have to try your recipe soon!

  2. So funny! I'm sitting at my mother in laws house right now, discussing a delicious spring/summer pie recipe, called hot strawberry pie! Google "hot strawberry pie-grandma's recipe," and it is the first one that pops up!