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In the past week, I've made two batches of pie pastry, in order to make three pies. Two pumpkin pies (one-crust) and an apple pie (two-crust). As an experiment, I made one batch in the food processor, like Julia Child is always extolling, and one batch by hand. You would not believe the difference. The food processor absolutely sucks for making pie pastry. Maybe Julia Child had a bigger processor, or just better luck, but I was not at all pleased with the results when I tried it. Going back and doing it by hand was astonishingly easier. Making the pastry, chilling it, rolling it out, everything was easier with the handmade batch.

Go figure.

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jelazakazone
Dec. 20th, 2011 07:52 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I LOVE the food processor for pie crust. But, for the record, I hate pie crust, so it's all bad as far as I'm concerned.

Happy Chanukah! Nice icon:D
frenchpony
Dec. 20th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
Maybe I just don't have the food processor technique, or maybe my processor just isn't big enough. But it's handmade for me for now!

The icon is my own menorah!
elliska
Dec. 21st, 2011 03:23 am (UTC)
I definitely agree. The processor overworks the dough and makes it tough.
frenchpony
Dec. 21st, 2011 05:24 am (UTC)
Yeah. The handmade pastry was just perfect. Easy to roll out, easy to flip into the pie plate, not a care in the world. The processor recipe a) needed more flour, and then b) the process of working in the extra flour did not help the dough at all. All hail the mighty handheld pastry blender!
meggins
Dec. 21st, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
I can see a food processor--I don't have one myself--being helpful for many things. Making dough is not one of them.

That is a nice menorah.
frenchpony
Dec. 22nd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
Well, Julia Child was all in favor of food processor pie pastry, and I figured, you gotta be a bit open-minded and give it a whirl (ba-dum-tssshhh!).

Yeah, no. Not doing that again any time soon.
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