Creating a delicious pie can be hard work. Creating a delicious pie with a perfect lattice top requires some level of genius. So this week when Serious Eats introduced the world to the most next-level lattice pie crust, we had to bow down. The intricate pie crust utilizes a classic herringbone design and it is absolute perfection.
If you've ever made a typical lattice pie crust, then you might be familiar with the amount of weaving that is required. Making this herringbone design is similar to the traditional weave, but with a couple extra steps. As Serious Eats says, "If you're the sort of person who can follow a knitting pattern or assemble some IKEA furniture, I promise it's 100% within your reach."
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The key to making this herringbone design, besides having nimble fingers, is having perfect dough. You need something that is pliable enough to weave, but also something that remains cold and rich and won't get messy from all the handling.