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Standard Pastry

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs) (250 ml)
  Solid shortening 75 Milliliter (1/3 cup)
  Salt 2 Milliliter (1/2 teaspoon)
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon (30 to 45 ml)
Directions

Assemble Mixer.
In large mixer bowl, mix all ingredients except water at LOW until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Add water, 1 tablespoon (15 ml) at a time, mixing as little as possible and only until dough holds together.
Shape into a ball.
Roll out on floured pastry cloth.
Fit pastry into an 8- or 9-inch (20 to 23 cm) pie pan and flute edges. (If pie shell is to be baked, prick pastry thoroughly with a fork and bake in preheated 475°F (250°C) oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on rack.)

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake

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