KANSAS CITY, MO — Some of our earliest memories are in the kitchen with the cook we grew up with. That’s the idea behind what inspired Alicia Hommon to open The Laughing Place Bakery. She joins us in the kitchen to make a delicious pie and share the recipe for her amazing pie crust.
"Alicia's Never Fail Pie Crust"
1-Blend the following together in a food processor just until it becomes like pea-sized pieces, and then place into a medium sized mixing bowl:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
6 Tbsp Butter
1/2 cup lard
2- In a separate bowl, combine 1 egg yolk, 1/4 cup cold water, and 1/2 tsp vinegar.
3- pour the entire egg mixture over the flour mixture, and stir together with a fork just until all the liquid is incorporated (do not overmix!!)
4- dump contents onto a lightly floured counter top and press together, but do not knead (we want to keep those lovely bits of flour coated fat from melting!)
5- chill the crust if you wish, then roll out to make your pie. Bake and enjoy!!