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Plain Pastry

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs) (or lard)
  Cold water 4 Tablespoon
Directions

Stir together flour and salt; cut in shortening or lard till pieces are the size of small peas.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork.
Push to side of bowl.
Repeat till all is moistened.
For single-crust pie:
Form dough into a ball.
Flatten on lightly floured surface.
Roll dough from center to edge, forming a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
Fit pastry into a 9-inch pie plate.
Trim to 1/2 inch beyond edge of plate.
Fold under and flute edge.
Continue as directed in recipe.
For double-crust pie:
Prepare dough as directed above except double the recipe.
Form into two balls.
Flatten each on lightly floured surface.
Roll each from center to edge, forming a circle about 12 inches in diameter.
Fit one circle into 9-inch pie plate.
Continue as directed in recipe.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Bit Difficult
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Dish: 
Pie

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