To inexperienced bakers, crafting a flaky pie crust can seem akin to walking into a nuclear reactor and pressing a few buttons. Food blogger Chez Pim demonstrates you only need butter, flour, water and two hands to pull it off.
No bowls, fancy tools, or mixers are necessary for the flaky pie crust, which comes from Pim's new book, The Foodie Handbook. You will need salted butter or dilute some salt into the butter, as explained at The Kitchn, and a dough scraper would probably help, unless you've got a long, flat knife that does just as well.
The results have been vouched for by a few corners, and the ingredients are easy enough to stash in your head. Got some fruit in need of a noble purpose? Now you know what to do with it.
Chez Pim's Mix-on-the-Counter Flaky Pastry Dough Recipe [Apartment Therapy The Kitchn]