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Basic Pastry

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Yield pastry 1 (For 8 Or 9 Inch 1 Crust Pie)
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 3 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Yield pastry 1 (For 8 Inch 2 Crust Pie)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Yield pastry 1 (For 9 Inch 2 Crust Pie)
Directions

Sift flour and salt into bowl.
Cut in shortening with pastry blender until particles are size of peas.
Sprinkle with water, 1 teaspoon at a time; mix lightly with fork.
Gather dough together with fingers; press into ball.
Refrigerate until required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Everyday

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