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How-to Make Pie Pastry Dough

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A crisp and delicious pastry dough can make all the difference to your pie. Perfect the art of making it with this step by step video guide.
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chilled
  Shortening 1 Tablespoon, chilled
  Egg yolk 1
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Flour 2 Tablespoon (For dusting)

1. In a food processor add in the flour, sugar and salt. Followed by the butter and shortening. Pulse 3-4 times for 2-3 seconds each time, until crumbly.
2. In a small bowl blend egg yolk and water.
3. Pour the egg mixture over the flour mixture in the food processor and pulse 2-4 times, for 2-3 seconds each time, until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl and clings together.
4. Scrape the dough from the jar and place over a saran wrap. Cover the dough and chill in refrigerator for a 30 minutes.
5. Flour the counter top and rolling pin with the flour. Roll the dough to the desired size.
6. Place the pie crust in a baking pan with the help of rolling pin.

7. Bake the Pie with your favorite filling and serve.

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15 Minutes
How many times you wanted to bake crispy pie crust and failed? Much of the crispness of pie crust, depends on the kneading process, In this video, you'll get to learn the right process to prepare the perfect pastry dough. Follow the tips to do it perfectly and to enjoy delicious baked items.

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