♦ Blend flour, sugar and salt together. Using a fork or pastry blender, ‘cut’ lard or Crisco into the flour mix until little pea sized beads begin to form.
♦ Mix beaten egg, vinegar and ice water.
♦ Sprinkle water over flour mixture, a tablespoon or two at a time – tossing with fork to mix until you can gently gather dough together with your hands.
♦ Divide into 5 dough balls, don’t press too hard.
* The secret to a flaky crust is little flour covered beads of fat. As the pie bakes, the fat melts in layers!