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short crust pasty for pies turns hard after baking.

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Hello All. Just started to bake at home. Like the idea of baking fruit pies. Why does my short crust pastry turn to concrete when placed in the fridge,, This is after baking the pie, crust is ok when warm but put the pie in the fridge overnight and it gets so hard,, How do you maintain that fresh baked softness ?
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Get yourself a copy of Ruhlman's book entitled RATIO. It really got me into the ballpark.
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