Sunday, July 26, 2009
I was pretty stoked on these.
I used 4 cups of flour one teaspoon of salt one stick of butter and a half cup of crisco for the crust.
Aren't they darlin'?
4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 c butter, one stick cold
1/2 c crisco
1/4 cup ice cold H2O ( may not use all of it)
2 cups of blueberries (I did not measure, actually...more like a mess of blueberries)
1/2 cup of sugar
1-1/2 tsp cornstarch
juice of one lemon
1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
In a food processor or kitchen aid or a bowl with a dough cutter, Combine dry ingredients for crusts, add the fats, cut em in or process em until they are around pea sized. Start adding cold water a tblsp at a time until the dough keeps a shape when you sqeeze it. Ok, step away now! Wrap in plastic and chill for one hour. (The dough I mean, you can chill too if you are not busy- or you can make the filling!)
Heat in a large pot the berries, lemon juice, zest, sugar and cornstarch until stuff starts to break down and jellify a bit. Let cool.
Roll out yer dough.
Use a small plate to make circles of dough. Re-use scraps as you go. Fill the centers of your dough circles with like 2 tblsp of filling. Wet the rim of ONE side of the circle and fold it over. Now is the time to egg wash if you want them to brown nicely. (one egg whipped w 2 tsps of milk)
bake at 375 for like 20 minutes or until they look real good!