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Thirfty Tip Tuesday: Super Flaky Pie Crust

photo credit: wellpreserved.ca

Today’s Thrifty Tip comes from one of my favorite blogs, Well Preserved. If you haven’t heard of it before, take a look. It’s absolutely fantastic. Dana and Joel have built quite the impressive urban homesteader archive, and I look forward to each and every new post.

If you’ve been following the Handjobs (For the Home) on Facebook, you may have noticed this tip yesterday, but I’m going to write about it again because I’m so in love with it.

You see, pie crust doesn’t have to cost upwards of $4 for an unimpressive, too crumbly, store bought rendition. If you have the right ingredients on hand, it doesn’t have to cost you anything at all. And it tastes oh so much better. But it’s important to take all the necessary steps to achieve that brown, buttery, flaky, goodness that is the perfect pie crust. The secret key? Really cold butter.

Well Preserved came up with the most awesome idea, which is to use frozen butter sticks and grate them on a box grater. Not only does this keep the butter cold, but it also helps to evenly distribute it throughout the pie crust. Such a great idea!

To read the full post and get the recipe, head over to Well Preserved right now!

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