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Plain Pastry

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Ingredients
  Sifted enriched flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cold water 7 Tablespoon
Directions

Sift together flour and salt; cut in shortening with pastry-blender or blending fork till pieces are the size of small peas.
Sprinkle water, a tablespoon at a time, over part of mixture.
Gently toss with fork; push to one side of bowl.
Sprinkle next tablespoon water over dry part; mix lightly; push to moistened part at side.
Repeat till all is moistened.
Gather up with fingers; form into ball.
For double-crust pie, divide dough for lower and upper crust.
Form each in ball.
Flatten ball slightly and roll 1/2 inch thick on lightly floured surface.
If edges split, pinch together.
Always roll from center out to edge.
Use light strokes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
2 Minutes

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