Vegan pie crust

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I love making pie, sweet, savory if it can go into a pie crust then I want to try it out.

Most pie crust recipes that I have come across contain eggs, which is fine, because it gives the crust a nice golden brown finish.

But then the problem comes, when it is a fasting day or when I make a dessert that I want everyone to enjoy including my vegan mother and the egg becomes a problem.

That was until I stumbled across a vegan pie crust recipe that was super simple, super easy and it didn’t require any blind baking. I am not sure about you, but I freak out when it comes to blind baking, I never to get it quite right.

This is a versatile recipe that can be used for both sweet and savory fillings.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ x cups all purpose cake flour.
  • 1/4 x tsp salt.
  • ¼ x tsp sugar
  • ¼ x pound shortening ( In South Africa, we use Holsum vegetable shortening)
  • ½ x cup soya milk.

Method:

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  • Add the flour, salt and sugar together into a bowl, give it a quick whisk to combine.
  • Cut the shortening into cubes and add it to the bowl.
  • Using your fingers or a pastry cutter, cut the shortening into the flour, till it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Add the milk and using a fork mix the mixture till it comes together.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and knead for a couple of minutes.
  • Form into a ball and either wrap in cling wrap and freeze for when you need it or use immediately.

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