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Easy Flaky Pastry

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), sifted
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Except Butter, Margarine, Or Salad Oil, At Room Temperature)
  Tap water 5 Tablespoon (Cold)
Directions

1. In bowl, mix flour and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, scissor-fashion, cut in shortening until size of peas.
2. Blend 1/3 cup flour-shortening mixture with water. Add to rest of flour mixture; with fork or fingers, mix until dough holds together.
3. Form pastry into smooth ball between cupped hands; roll out. Or if very warm day, wrap in waxed paper or foil; refrigerate up to 1/2 hr.; then roll.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Party

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