Evil pastry!

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
December 5, 2012 3:09pm CST
I have a can of pumpkin pie filling, I am deciding what I want to do with it. I was thinking individual sized tarts. I started looking up recipes for homemade pastry, and I just want to give up already. I have never baked where I had to make my own pastry I have always bought it, but I wont have money for about 3 weeks to buy it. Any ideas/ suggestions of what I can make, or tips on pastry?.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
5 Dec 12
Honestly, look on the websites like swagbucks and the videos. Not only will you earn but I have seen videos there on how to make pastry and pie crusts from ingredients most people already have at home, and they make it look very simple. Some have even given tips on how to make it work right, more flour, more water, this or that.
1 person likes this
• Mexico
5 Dec 12
cowgirl-- is swag good in all countries Like Mexico?
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Dec 12
sounds good, I put the pumkin inside a biscuit. And fry. The kind that come 8-10 in a tin. really good.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
5 Dec 12
Biscuits in a tin?. I wonder what it would taste like. Even bake it with the pumpkin inside it.
@marguicha (94959)
• Chile
7 Dec 12
Check at a pie dough at internet. There are two basic kinds of doughs: those with lots of fat and those that don`t have it. The ones that are just flour, salt and very cold water are very easy to make. Try it.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
7 Dec 12
One thing I like to do is make a crumb topping. It couldn't be simpler. If you made a pumpkin custard, for example, just mixing your filling with some eggs and sugar, you could just take 2 tablespoons of flour, 2 tablespoons of butter (or margarine) and 2 tablespoons of sugar, crumble it all up in a bowl until it's like wet breadcrumbs, and sprinkle it on top of your custards. Another easy one is just a butter dough. You don't need any leavening for this per se. Just take a cup of flour, a 1/4 stick of butter, a teaspoon of salt, and a tablespoon of sugar (if you want) and cut the butter into the dough as if you're making biscuits. Make sure the butter's really cold. The dough will probably need more liquid, so some cold milk will work well. Just add it by the teaspoon as needed while mixing. It's basically a pie crust, give or take a few ingredients. But you don't have to be as delicate with it. Just mix it thoroughly, roll into a ball and put in plastic, store in the fridge for 20, and then roll it out. Take the concept of a dough and add some honey and cinnamon in it to go great with the pumpkin.
• United States
6 Dec 12
Never? *Faints* Pastry dough is fairly easy once you have done it once or twice. Personally, I like to substitute out a bit of the flour and replace it with oatmeal; plus, I generally add a little touch of brown sugar, since I don't like overly plain crusts such as my mother makes. As my base, I use a basic pie crust recipe pulled from the Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. However, I always eyeball the ingredients, and I have long since tweaked things into my own recipe. One of the first rules of cooking: Be fearless.
@weye13 (114)
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
How about checking out FoodNetwork or Epicurious? They have a lot of recipes there for pastry dough. Though, personally pastry dough is more difficult to make since it has be flakier and thus requires more delicate handling. How about just making it into mini-pies? Pie dough is a lot easier to make. You just need flour, salt, butter (or Crisco), and water. Hope this helps. Happy baking!