Pastry Cutter from Pampered Chef: Five curved, stainless steel blades evenly cut butter or shortening into flour for perfect pie crust and biscuits.

Pastry Cutter from Pampered Chef: Five curved, stainless steel blades evenly cut butter or shortening into flour for perfect pie crust and biscuits.

You’ve seen (and oohed and aahed over) flaky biscuits and tender pie crusts. Here’s a little secret to achieving that kind of perfection: a pastry blender. Shaped like a half moon with a set of sharp blades around the edge, a pastry blender makes quick work of dicing cold butter into pea-sized lumps.

You’ve seen (and oohed and aahed over) flaky biscuits and tender pie crusts. Here’s a little secret to achieving that kind of perfection: a pastry blender. Shaped like a half moon with a set of sharp blades around the edge, a pastry blender makes quick work of dicing cold butter into pea-sized lumps.

Vegan Buttermilk biscuits:

  1/2 c.  solid vegetable shortening (I used Earth Balance stick)
  2 c. all-purpose flour
  2 tsp. baking powder
  1/2 tsp. baking soda
  1/2 tsp. salt   3/4 c. soymilk whisked together with 1 tsp. vinegar     Position rack in middle, preheat oven to 400
spray baking sheet with oil or line with parchment, set aside
in a bowl or food processor, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. cut in the shortening with your fingertips or a pastry blender until the…

Vegan Buttermilk biscuits: 1/2 c. solid vegetable shortening (I used Earth Balance stick) 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 c. soymilk whisked together with 1 tsp. vinegar Position rack in middle, preheat oven to 400
spray baking sheet with oil or line with parchment, set aside
in a bowl or food processor, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt. cut in the shortening with your fingertips or a pastry blender until the…

EKCO EKCO Pastry Blender

EKCO EKCO Pastry Blender

Pastry Blender $9.50 pampered chef. I love this tool! Must have to make apple cobbler

Pastry Blender $9.50 pampered chef. I love this tool! Must have to make apple cobbler

We love multitasking kitchen tools that don’t take up too much counter space and are easy to clean. What’s not to love about something like that? One of our favorite kitchen helpers is the pastry blender, that multibladed hand tool that’s usually reserved for cutting butter into flour in piecrust dough. Here’s what else you …

We love multitasking kitchen tools that don’t take up too much counter space and are easy to clean. What’s not to love about something like that? One of our favorite kitchen helpers is the pastry blender, that multibladed hand tool that’s usually reserved for cutting butter into flour in piecrust dough. Here’s what else you …

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