How to make it

  • Combine the flour and salt
  • Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or food processor on "pulse."
  • Combine lightly until the mixture resembles course meal or really tiny peas.
  • Sprinkle water over the mixture 1 Tbsp at a timeand mix lightly with a fork or your hands.
  • (If you used a food processor, transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl before adding the water.)
  • Use only enough water so the pastrywill hold together when pressed gently into a ball.

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    " It was excellent "
    wbohrer ate it and said...
    I've been making this for years, it makes perfect flaky pie crusts if you know what you are doing and don't overwork the dough.

    I MISPLACED my 1972 edition of FF, a true classic for American basics.
    THANKS a zillion times for posting this!!!

    Ps: you mean "coarse" not "course" :-) :-)
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  • elgourmand 12 years ago
    I hate making my own pastry. However this lot looks as good as any. Tks for the post. RJ
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