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Flaky Pastry

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (at room temperature)
  Ice water 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Combine flour and salt in a bowl.
Add shortening and cut in with pastry blender until crumbly in texture.
Sprinkle water on mixture and stir with a fork to form a ball.
Divide pastry in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap.
Chill several minutes before rolling out.
When ready to shape, roll each pastry on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick.
Place in 9-inch glass pie plate.
Prick sides and bottom evenly with a fork.
Microwave at HIGH 5 to 7 minutes or until dry-looking and not doughy.
Cool before filling.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving

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