Flaky Good Pie Crust
1 3/4 cups shortening
3 tbs white sugar
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup water
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, shortening, sugar, and salt. Blend together with a pastry cutter until crumbly. (I did not have a pastry cutter till about a week ago and before that I would just use a fork and it turned out perfect every time. The picture below is what it should look before adding the egg and water, nice and crumbly.)
2. In a small bowl, mix egg with water (be sure to use very cold water, I think it makes a big difference.
I will sometimes make ice water and take the water from the cup to make sure it is cold). Blend into flour mixture. Chill in refrigerator until ready to use.