Dave letterman's mom - flaky pie crust

Yield: 2 Pie crusts

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Shortening
2 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Salt
1 \N Egg yolk
¼ cup Cold milk
1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice

Source: Home Cookin with Dave's Mom In a medium bowl, cut shortening into flour, sugar, and salt until the mix looks like cornmeal or small peas. In another bowl, slightly beat egg yolk and combine with milk and lemon juice. Add to flour mixture and mix by hand until it forms a ball. Roll on well-floured pastry cloth with a well-floured rolling pin.

This pastry maintains its flaky qualities even after being rolled out a number of times.

Makes pastry for one 2-crust pie or two single-crust pies.

From the recipe files of suzy@...

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