Pie crust (postejdej)
An unsweetened very elastic crust for making medieval meat pies. The portion is a bit bigger than what I need for my pie tin.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 1 pie
- 500 grams wheat flour
- 125 grams butter
- 170 milliliters water boiling
- 1 teaspoon salt
Melt the butter in the boiling water
Put the flour in a bowl and mix it with the salt. Make an indentation in the little mountain of flour (like you do with pasta dough).
Add in the water/butter mix, one third at a time, and mix it in with the rest, until you have a smooth pie dough. The order is important if you are using a kitchen aid
Add it to a plastic bag and let it rest for an hour in the fridge.
Source: "Postejdej nr. 2" printed in "Historisk Kogebog" af Else-Marie Boyhus but is originally from Haldahl's cookbook from 1883.