Pie crust




  1. Pre-heat the oven to a medium temperature (350°F/180°C).
  2. Cream the butter, salt, and sugar together in the food processor.
  3. Add the flour in sections, pulsing to combine.
  4. Slowly add the water until the dough forms together. You might end up needing a little more or less water than called for.


This is based on some excellent culinary explanation from J. Kenji López-Alt, in which he covers the underlying concepts of how crust works, and helped me understand what's actually going on in that bowl and how to affect it.