Sourdough Pies Crust (Pate Brisee)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hello sourdough adventurers! What could be a better idea, after a month of delicious sourdough pizza pies, than, well, a delicious month of PIE?

That's right! This month we are using are starters to make flaky, delicious pie crusts.  How exciting is that?! We found this mouthwateringly delicious recipe to inspire us, but, as usual, feel free to use any recipe that inspires you.

So be creative - sweet or savory, dessert or dinner, one crust or two - the choice is yours. Maybe a pie taking advantage of all of the delicious in-season fruits, something with a decorative or lattice top. Or maybe a single crust savory pie - quiche, anyone? Or maybe use your pastry to make a delicious pot pie. Meal or snack, dinner or dessert, the options are limited only by your imagination.

So let's get baking!

Sourdough Pie Crust - Pate Brisee (Sourdough Surprises)

Wow, this was one heck of a recipe! Who knew that you could get delicious and flaky pie crust that was this easy?! All from your starter?! We were sure impressed with the results, and hope that you were, too!!

Sourdough Pie Crust - Pate Brisee (Sourdough Surprises)

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Sourdough Pie Crust - Pate Brisee (Sourdough Surprises)

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Sourdough Pate Brisee Pie Crust Recipe (The Bojon Gourmet) (yields 2 pie crusts)

1 cup flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 TBSP sugar
2 sticks butter, cut into 1/2" cubes and chilled
1 cup sourdough starter

In a large bowl whisk together the flours, salt and sugar.
Cut in the butter with your fingers until it resembles a course meal, with some chunks of butter remaining.
Gradually stir in the starter and fold in with a spatula until it starts to come together.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Divide into 8 portions.
Using the heel of your hand, you want to scrape a portion of the dough across the counter, kind of smearing the butter through the dough.
Repeat with the remaining dough.
Gather the dough into two equal balls, wrap with plastic wrap an allow to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 450F.
Remove one disc from the fridge and roll it out into about 14" round circle.
Fit the crust into the bottom of your pie pan, and place the pan in the fridge while you roll the top layer.
Roll the second disc of dough into a circle as well. You can either leave it whole, make it lattice work or any other design you want.
Chill the dough while you prepare the filling.
Pour the filling into the bottom crust and then top with your top crust as preferred.
Place the pie on a rimmed baking sheet and place in the oven.
Turn the oven down to 425F and bake for 25 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 35-45 minutes (check the pie crust often here and tent with foil if it looks like it is getting too dark.
Remove the pie to a cooling rack and allow to cool for at least 1.5-2 hours.