Monday, October 25, 2010

Recipes: Pie Crust for a Pasta Machine

Prep Time: 20 min
Chill Time: 40 min
Pre Bake Time: 10 min
Makes one pie or two pot pies

1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon whole milk
2 1/2 cups semolina
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sift together flour, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Place shortening in a large bowl. Pour hot water and milk over the shortening and beat together. Add the dry mixture and beat until dough forms. Chill for 40 minutes.

Roll out a third of the dough with a Roma by Weston Traditional Style Pasta Machine or a Roma by Weston Electric Pasta Machine. You only need to roll it through about half of the thickness settings. Spread over a pot pie tin. Roll out another third for the second pot pie tin.

Use the remaining third to make lasagnette shaped cross stripes for the top of the pie. To make the strips, roll the last third through the machine, then roll it through the lasagnette attachment.  

For a single large pie crust, simply roll a third of the dough through and cover half of the tin with it. Then roll another third of the dough through and cover the other half of the tin. Seam the two sheets together with your fingers. Complete the same steps for the cross striping.

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