Great Recipe for Pie Crust Using R Farm Lard!

Easy Shortening-Free Pie Crust

Ingredients
• 1 1/4 cups unbleached, all purpose flour (whole wheat works but is less tender)
• 1/4 t sea salt
• 1/3 cup R Farm Lacombe lard
• 4-6 T cold water

Instructions
1. In a medium bowl, mix flour and salt together.
2. Cut in the fat using a pastry blender or two knives.
3. When the flour/fat mixture resemble coarse crumbs carefully add the water, one tablespoon at a time forming a rough ball (not a sticky mess!)
4. Generously flour countertop and roll out the dough until it’s several inches larger than the diameter of your 9″ pie pan (you may need to flour the top of the dough as you roll, to prevent sticking and tearing)
5. Carefully fold the dough into quarters and place into your pan.
6. Unfold.
7. Trim around the edges (if needed), but leave an overhang around the edges of the pan.
8. Gently fold excess dough under itself, then crimp edges to make pretty.
9. Fill with your favorite pie filling and bake as directed, or refrigerate until you need it.

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Reblogged from:    http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/big-cost-savings-buying-straight-farm-180052978.html written by Gail Johnson

After years of suffering from a chronic illness, DaNelle Wolford turned urban farming in a big way, growing her own vegetables and even raising her own goats. Noticing that her health improved vastly with a diet of “real” food, the founder of Weed ’Em and Reap also began buying meat from a local farm instead of her nearest mega-chain grocery store. Continue reading