Flaky pastry

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2¼ cup Flour
½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Cold unsalted butter, cut
\N \N Into bits
½ cup Cold vegetable shortening,
\N \N Cut into bits
¼ cup Ice water
1 \N Egg lightly beaten with 1
\N \N TB water, for egg wash

Into a mixing bowl sift flour and salt. Add butter and shortening and blend with a pastry blender or fingertips until it resembles coarse meal. Add water, stirring with a fork until dough comes together. If too dry, add a little more water. Gather dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and flatten into a disk. Chill at least 30 minutes, or may be prepared a day ahead.


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