Posts Tagged ‘strawberry rhubarb streusel pie’

This is a story about lard.  Yeah, you read that right.  An ode to lard, if you will.  The saturated fat of my pie crust dreams.  Others can have their shortening, their butter, and their vodka and vinegar secrets.  Truth is, I may stray in their general direction from time to time as well but for the time being, my heart belongs to lard and its creamy pure whiteness.  The faint whiff of bacon goodness makes me swoon, ever so slightly. The connection I feel to pie makers of the past as I rub it gently between flour and salt is a strong pull, encouraging me to make more and more pie.  I finally feel like I know what I’m doing.


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