When I was younger, I had a terrible time making pie crust. I figured that I was just always going to have to use either frozen or ready-made pie crusts. My mother-in-law gave me a cookbook that was compiled of recipes from local busineses and churches in her neighborhood. I found this wonderful pie crust recipe and have never had to buy a ready-made one since. This pie crust comes out with a nice, flaky texture and tastes great. I have been making this crust for 20+ years and never had it to fail. Hope it works as well for y'all, happy baking!
In large bowl, mix flour and salt together. Cut shortening/lard into flour and salt mixture using usual pastry method.
Put vinegar into very cold milk, mix well and add to flour mixture. Knead into a smooth ball. If mixture seems dry, you may add a few drops of ice water. Cover and chill at least 2 hours until ready to use.
TIPS: Do not over-handle your pie crust, as this can make crust tough. Make sure milk is very cold. Thoroughly chill dough before using.