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Basic Savory Short Pastry

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  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)

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.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 244 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.1%

Saturated Fat 6.6 g32.8%

Trans Fat 0.8 g

Cholesterol 22 mg7.3%

Sodium 655.4 mg27.3%

Total Carbohydrates 23 g7.7%

Dietary Fiber 1.1 g4.2%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 6 g12.3%

Vitamin A 4.2% Vitamin C 0.03%

Calcium 15.1% Iron 6.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Savory Short Pastry Recipe