I tried for years to make a light and flaky pie crust, that wasn't tough. I tried several different recipes and never found one that seemed to work. Finally, a friend at work gave me this one and it was the best pie crust I had ever eaten! It is never tough and always flaky. This recipe makes enough for two double crust pies.
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups shortening (lard is the most tasty)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vinegar
1/2 cup cold water
Cut the shortening/lard into the flour, making fine crumbs. Beat the remaining ingredients together with a fork and then pour over the flour/shortening mixture. Quickly stir together, form into a ball and chill about 20 minutes before dividing into four pieces and rolling out. This dough also freezes well. Enjoy