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Topic by jroot posted 09-28-2008 08:37 AM 12940 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

09-28-2008 08:37 AM

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As requested

Gingerale Pie Crust

Are you tired and frustrated of rolling out pastry, and not having it cooperate with your mood at the time? My friend and colleague told me of this never fail recipe. It rolls out magnificently every time whether you like it thick or thin (healthier).

Ingredients:

5 cups flour
1 lb of shortening (Yes, you can use Crisco)
300 ml ginger ale

That’s it! No egg, no sticky mess

Preparation:
1. Cut the shortening into the flour until it resembles coarse oatmeal. ( Sound familiar?)
2. In small batches, add the gingerale, lifting the mix gently with a fork and letting it fall, until all is mixed well. DO NOT STIR
3. Place it in a cool place for about an hour.
4. Roll out the pastry as needed.
5. Freeze the remainder. When thawed, it rolls out equally well.
6. Cook as usual.

Makes enough for 3 double 8 inch pie crusts.

For a large double crust pie, cut in half:
2.5 cups pastry flour
½ lb of shortening
150 ml ginger ale

My son, the chef, says it should probably cook a little longer than usual, but you can judge that for yourself. Check the bottom of a pyrex pie plate to see if it is cooked through.

It works for me, and I have given up on my other recipes.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown



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Bon

7374 posts in 3657 days
hardiness zone 5a

09-28-2008 09:16 AM

Thanks for the recipe Jroot.I am going to give this one a try.I have had a craving for a potaoe and green onion pie lately.(lol)

-- Bon,Hastings,Ont.....zone 5a....Always room for one more

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
hardiness zone 5b

09-28-2008 11:34 AM

fascinating! How do people come up with this stuff.
And does the gingerale give the pastry a special flavour?

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

09-28-2008 11:36 AM

no special flavour at all. It just doesn’t crumble the way the old recipe used to. That’s why I like it. I do the baking here. All my wife does is eat it. LOL

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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MsDebbieP

14694 posts in 3877 days
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09-28-2008 11:50 AM

sounds like a great partnership :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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GrandmaT

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hardiness zone 9

09-28-2008 03:52 PM

Works for me!!!! But alas, in our household I do the cooking. It’s okay though cuz I do love to cook.

-- "A beautiful garden is a work of heart" --

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Bunting

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hardiness zone 5b

10-02-2008 06:41 PM

Jroot

I just spotted your pie receipe. That’s a keeper

thanks

I don’t make a lot just for me cause I eat them all

I bought an apple pie last Thrus, ate the whole thing. Oink oink, My supper and bed time lunch, did it cause I felt like it, lol,lol

-- NS Zone 5B 200 KM East of Halifax cheers Bunting------Having a place to go – is a home. Having someone to love – is a family.

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jroot

5121 posts in 3507 days
hardiness zone 5a

10-02-2008 06:55 PM

My friend is a Down Easter from N.S. She is an amazing cook in her own right, and went to visit her neice who made an apple pie. My friend, making conversation, commented on the lovely flakey crust, and asked her for the recipe. She almost swallowed her tongue when she saw what was in it. Now she uses it all the time,- as do I.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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