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My grandmother and pie baking...
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Wallsal55    Posted 10-09-2004 at 11:21:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
My grandmother would mix her pie crust with
her hands and fingers. She mixed it according to
feel. It was done when the crust "felt" done.
So........she's gone now, but I wondered how
I am supposed to know what the "feel" is?
Anyone here mix it by hand yet?
My mom and I mix it with a fork, but I still
think there was something extra special about the
by "hand" process! Oh, old-timers, never could
get enough of them!
(Her secret to baking with raisins, was to coat
them with flour first...keeps the moisture in...
she didn't even realize that was her secret until
one day I asked her ...How do you keep the raisins from drying out in the cookies?)

Melanie    Posted 10-10-2004 at 15:42:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I ain't good at pie crust yet, but I can do flour tortillas by feel now... I think it's just a matter of doing it over and over until you know what it feels like at each step of the process. :)

Dave Munson    Posted 10-09-2004 at 16:24:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
The real secret is Lard.

deadcarp    Posted 10-09-2004 at 15:55:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, gramma's cooking was worth the trouble alright - and she wouldn't know how to use anything but a wood stove. her bread was braided tighter then her hair.:)

Jet9N    Posted 10-09-2004 at 15:52:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Was goona share grammas' secret with my better
half, and she says "yes, I do that all the time".
(she is a gramma too, so I guess she had the right
to have known that). For fear of retribution I'm
NOT going to say "you can't teach an old dog new
tricks". lol


DD    Posted 10-09-2004 at 12:04:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mmmmm Grandma's cooking, I think it had part to do with her hands too. You could just taste all the Love they put in there ; )

Randy    Posted 10-09-2004 at 12:32:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
When I do extra work for one of my elderly lady customers I trade for a pie. I think I always get the better deal. Thankfully fall cleanup is here and time to do a little extra!

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