Sunday, May 20, 2012
I found this recipe last year just in time for my Holiday baking. I wasn't going to miss out on dessert being gluten free. I've made quite a few pies with it already and just made it again for my quiche (with a little less sugar in it). This crust comes out pretty good, it doesn't get really brown like a gluten crust would so that's good for me (since I always seem to burn crusts). It comes out flaky and delicate and no one can tell it's a gluten free crust. I make the GF flour blend mix and keep it in a baggie in the freezer so I at least always have some to get started on a new crust or use in another recipe.
Gluten Free Pie Crust
Directions adapted from Art of Gluten Free Baking
Jeanne’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix:
1 1/4 C (170g) brown rice flour
1 1/4 C (205g) white rice flour
1 C (120g) tapioca flour
1 C (165g) sweet rice flour (also known as Mochiko)
2 scant tsp. xanthan gum
Combine all really well, keep stored in a dark place. You'll use some of this for the pie crust recipe below.
Gluten-Free Pie Crust
(makes a double crust for a 9-10 inch pie)
2 1/3 C (350g) Jeanne’s Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix (above)
1 TBL granulated sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 C (8oz; 230g; 2 sticks) unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
1 TBL apple cider vinegar
5-7 TBL cold water
extra tapioca flour for rolling out
To make the crust:
Place flour, sugar, and salt into a food processor. Pulse until combined. Add butter pieces to the dry ingredients mixture and pulse until the mixture looks like dry crumbly sand.
Add the vinegar into the mixture. Add water a TBL at a time, pulsing into the mixture. You want to add enough to create a dough that holds together well, but isn’t wet but holds together (for me it's about 5-6 Tbl).
Divide the dough into two fairly equal pieces, shape into disks, and wrap each disk separately in plastic wrap. Refrigerate the disks for 20-30 minutes (or until the disks are cool and nicely firm but not hard).
Prepare your rolling surface. I lay a sheet of plastic wrap down, then the dough disk and another piece of plastic wrap over the dough and roll it out between the sheets of plastic. Then I carefully pull the top sheet off and gently pick up the bottom layer with the dough and carefully lay it over the pie dish.
If the crust cracks, just piece and press it together, if it's horribly cracked just reroll it. This is a very delicate crust and takes getting used to. I have not tried to lattice with this and not sure you could being so delicate.
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