Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Chop the
Fresh Strawberries (4 cups)
and place in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Milk (1/2 cup)
Distilled White Vinegar (3 Tbsp)
to a bowl. Place in freezer to chill.
Measure the dry ingredients:
All-Purpose Flour (2 1/2 cups)
Whole Wheat Pastry Flour (2 1/2 cups)
Salt (1 tsp)
Granulated Sugar (1/2 cup)
into a bowl and stir well.
Butter (1 cup)
into thin slices, and cut into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter, or use your hands to rub the flour into the butter until it is the consistency of moist sand.
Add the milk mixture, along with the
Sour Cream (1/2 cup)
. Stir until dough clings together. If your flour mixture is still a little dry and crumbly, you may add a little more cold water until it all clings together nicely.
I always stir until mixture clings together, but not to over mix or over knead. Pat together and form into a nice ball.
Place on a floured surface and roll out into a rectangular slab about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut out the circles with a biscuit cutter.
Place circles onto cookie sheets; fill each cookie sheet, leaving half of the dough for the top pastry.
For the filling, add
Granulated Sugar (1/3 cup)
All-Purpose Flour (3 Tbsp)
to the sliced strawberries and stir until well mixed.
Add a spoonful of the filling to each circle of dough on your cookie sheet.
Top with another pastry circle. Press both sides together with a fork.
Cut a slit in the top of each with a knife, and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until slightly golden, with bubbly center. In the meantime, make the icing.
Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 cup)
Half and Half (2 Tbsp)
Vanilla Extract (1/2 Tbsp)
adding more milk if you desire a thinner icing and less if you desire thicker.
Remove pies from oven, drizzle with icing and serve hot or cold.