Thursday, June 2, 2011

PLAIN PASTRY

Put in mixing bowl 5 tablespoons shortening 3 tablespoons ice water and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and work until creamy, using wooden spoon. Add 1 cup pastry flour and mix by cutting with a knife. Sprinkle pastry cloth or board with 2 tablespoons flour. Pat with rolling pin and roll the pastry to fit a large pie plate. Line the plate with the pastry and build up a fluted rim.

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