Flaky Pastry for Pate Recipe


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 All purpose flour3 Cup (48 tbs), sifted
 Salt1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Soft shortening1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Hard shortening3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Lard, Cold Butter Or Margarine)
 Egg yolk1 , beaten
 Ice cold water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lemon juice2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3611 Calories from Fat 2261

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 256 g393.7%

Saturated Fat 64.1 g320.3%

Trans Fat 32.7 g

Cholesterol 185.1 mg

Sodium 2935.2 mg122.3%

Total Carbohydrates 288 g95.9%

Dietary Fiber 10.2 g40.7%

Sugars 1.3 g

Protein 41 g82.3%

Vitamin A 4.4% Vitamin C 7.7%

Calcium 8.4% Iron 100.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Sift flour and salt into bowl;rub in soft short-ening until texture is very fine.
Cut hard short-ening into 1-inch cubes, and cut into flour with pastry blender to distribute evenly throughout.
Combine egg yolk, water and lemon juice, and sprinkle over mixture.
Stir with fork until crumbs cling together.
Form ball,and chill 30 minutes.
Roll out 1/2 inch thick on floured board in rectangle twice as long as wide.
Fold in 3; give dough 1/2 turn, and roll out again 1/2 inch thick.
Repeat once more, and wrap in Waxed paper.
Refrigerate 20 minutes.
Roll and chill 3 more times; then refrigerate until needed for Pate de Noel.