Culinary Cooking and Concepts
by Chef Katie Chapman, Pastry Chef at The University Club of MSU
Featured Food: Pie Crust Yield: 1 single crust

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbs. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 8 T. (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into ¼ -inch cubes
  • 3 T. ice water

Preparation

To make dough in a stand mixer, fit the mixer with flat beater and stir together the flour, sugar, and salt in the mixer bowl.

Add the butter, mix on medium-low speed until the butter pieces are no larger than small peas. Add the water and mix on low speed just until the dough pulls together. Do not over mix.

Featured Recipes

Want to expand your repertoire for serving butternut squash so abundant right now? Chef Kurt uses butternut squash two ways: to make a thick pasta sauce; and lightly pickled to top your dish with a pop of flavor from some of fall’s favorite spices.

Muhammara is a classic Levantine dip made with roasted red peppers and walnuts. Usually thickened with bread, Chef Kurt uses cooked red lentils instead. Use a food processor if you want a smooth texture. For more texture, use a mortar and pestle.

These “meatballs” have just the right amount of spice. Treat these like traditional meatballs...serve with marinara sauce or pesto on a bed of pasta or make a meatball sub. Or change things up by making the mix into patties for delicious veggie burgers.

Michigan raspberries abound in summer and fall. This simple vinaigrette uses raspberries as one of the acidic ingredients, fundamental to making a flavorful salad dressing. Particularly delicious on vegetable salad accented with fruit.

More Food and Nutrition Recipes

Find a Recipe

Browse all recipes

Find a Class

Browse all courses

Search Health4U

Coaching and Counseling Services

Coaching and Counseling Services provides you with access to accurate health and lifestyle information, helping you to explore new behaviors and skills, and identifying useful campus and community resources.

Read More

Departmental Services

The goal of department based services is to provide work units and colleagues the opportunity to learn about health and wellness as a group activity or exploration.  

Read More

Health e-Guide

Your one stop resource for reliable medical information. Explore Health Topic information for specific health concerns. Interactive Tools uses your responses to questions to help with making medical decisions,  and Learning Centers can provide a more complete understanding of medical concerns.

Visit Health e-Guide