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Basic Savory Short Pastry

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Ingredients
  Self rising flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Vegetable shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Freshly grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cold water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Sift flour into mound on clean working surface.
Shape into large ring; form high wall.
Place butter, vegetable shortening, cheese, salt, and pepper in center of ring; add half the water.
Work up center mixture with 2 table knives; use cutting motion.
Carefully work in flour from inside of ring; add more water if needed.
Mix until all flour is added and dough holds together; gather dough into ball.
Place in bowl; cover with towel.
Refrigerate at least an hour.
Can be wrapped securely in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and stored in refrigerator for a week.
Instructions for oven temperature and length of baking time are included in recipes that call for this pastry.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Chilling
Interest: 
Everyday
Servings: 
16

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