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Short Crust Pastry

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This short crust pastry comes in handy for a lot of pastry recipes! Fill this short crust pastry with your favorite sweet or savory filling and let me know the filling it tastes best with!
Ingredients
  Plain flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lard/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cold water 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
Mix shortening into the flour, using 2 knives or a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add cold water gradually and mix with a round bladed knife to a stiff dough which should leave the sides of the bowl cleanly.
Knead pastry lightly until smooth.
Wrap pastry and chill.
Roll out and use as required.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish

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