Pie Dough Ratio

In his book Ratios: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking, food writer Michael Ruhlman reveals the cooking codes professional cooks use all the time. Here is Michael's formula for pie dough:

3 parts flour : 2 parts fat : 1 part liquid

By way of example, Ruhlman explains his method:

  • 12 ounces flour
  • 8 ounces butter (2 sticks)
  • 4 ounces cold water

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    "If you're going to grill, you can mark it first on a hotter part of the grill," says Chris Ying, editor in chief of Lucky Peach and co-author of The Wurst of Lucky Peach. "Then move it to the cooler, indirect heat to finish cooking gently and slowly, and let all of those fats and everything break down inside of the sausage."

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