I made my first soaked pie crust tonight and it was delicious and very easy. This will be my go to pie crust from now on it is very similar to the crust I was using previously except that you add whey to the crust and let it soak/sit for 8 hrs.
Pie Crust (single crust)
½ cup butter
1 ¼ cups wheat flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbs whey or apple cider vinegar
1-3 tbs ice water
Cut up the butter into small cubes and then freeze it for 15-20 min before continuing with the recipe. Mix the flour and salt together. Cut the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like small crumbs. Mix in the whey and then add water as needed until the mixture just holds together. You do not want the dough to wet you just want it to press together and stick. Store the dough in a small covered dish and let sit for 8 hrs. After the soak time place the dough in the fridge for 1-2 hrs. When ready to roll out the dough take it out of the fridge and let it warm up slightly. On a surface generously dusted with flour roll out the dough to desired size and shape. The crust is now ready to bake or use in any recipe you desire.