IngredientsBasic Pie Crust recipe
Flour for the counter
1 large egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon of water
6 tablespoons filling of choice (below)
Optional: powdered sugar
sweet fillings: • jam: the classic • nutella: if you happen to have a jar around • cinnamon and sugar: mix 2 tablespoons cinnamon with 5 tablespoons sugar
savory fillings: • pesto and ricotta: a toaster pastry worthy of a cocktail party • tomato sauce and cheese: make your own pizza pockets • potato: combine leftover mashed potatoes with sautéed onions, sprinkle the top of the pastry with sesame seeds
Reprinted from the book The Homemade Pantry by Alana Chernila. Copyright © 2012 by Alana Chernila. Photographs copyright © 2012 by Jennifer May. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.