Food history is as personal as your family; many of us are fortunate to have the experience of learning traditions in the kitchen with our elders to ensure that the traditions carry on. It is a tragedy when recipes are lost as family members pass on.
My granny grew up having to help feed 10 other siblings. I have had her multiple pie crusts recipe for many years, but only recently found her other one pie crust recipe in my mom’s recipe collection. Enjoy.
My Granny's Pie Crust
- 3 cups unbleached white flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 3/4 cup ginger ale ice cold
- In a large shallow bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
- Cut in the vegetable shortening with a pastry blender or two forks until all the shortening has been incorporated
- Add the ginger ale and bring together into a dough.
- Divide into two equal parts, flatten into disks and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.