Handy pastry

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon Sugar
1¾ cup Shortening
1 Egg; beaten
½ cup Cold water
1 tablespoon Vinegar

Makes pastry for five 9 inch pies Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a large bowl; cut in shortening with pastry blender until mix resembles coarse meal. Stir in egg, water, and vinegar. Divide dough into 5 equal parts; shape each into a ball and wrap tightly. Chill. May be stored up to 2 weeks in refrigerator.

To fit into a pie plate, roll each ball of dough to ⅛ inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in a 9 inch pie plate; trim off excess pastry along edges. Fold edges under and flute.

For baked pastry shell, prick bottom and sides of pastry generously with a fork. Bake at 450°F for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Busted by Gail Shermeyer 4paws@...

Recipe by: The Southern Living Cookbook, 1987, 8487-0709-5 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest by Gail Shermeyer <4paws@...> on May 02, 1998

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