Short pastry crust

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Flour,all-purpose
1 pinch Salt
4 tablespoons Butter,unsalted,cut/bits
1½ tablespoon Vegetable shortening,solid
3 tablespoons Water,cold

Sift the flour and salt together into a large bowl. With 2 knives or a pastry blender, cut in the butter and shortening until mixture is the texture of coarse crumbs. Add only enough water to make a soft dough.

Form into a ball, wrap in wax paper and chill for at least 1 hour.

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