Crust: Can't Fail Flaky Pastry

posted by Lisa UK 11-05-102 8:55 AM

Betty Webb in Canada
Can't Fail Flaky Pastry

5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 lb. Tenderflake lard
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 egg, slightly beaten
Cold water

Combine flour and salt. Cut in lard until mixture resembles coarse meal with a few larger pieces.

In a measuring cup, combine vinegar and egg. Add water to make 1 cup. Gradually add to lard mixture, stirring with a fork.

Gather into a ball, wrap and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.

Yield 6 pie shells or 3 double crust pies.

Note- Divide and wrap in 5 or 6 balls to freeze, and aren't using all immediately.

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