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Plain Pastry Recipe
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Boiling water||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Flour||2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted before measuring|
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 2278 Calories from Fat 1384
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 157 g241%
Saturated Fat 39.1 g195.4%
Trans Fat 20.2 g
Cholesterol 1.5 mg
Sodium 1958.1 mg81.6%
Total Carbohydrates 192 g63.9%
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27%
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 26 g52.6%
Vitamin A 0.3% Vitamin C
Calcium 5.9% Iron 65.2%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet
Tilt the bowl and break up shortening with a fork.
Whip with rapid, cross-the-bowl strokes until all liquid is absorbed and mixture is thick and smooth as whipped cream.
It should hold soft peaks when the fork is lifted.
Combine flour and salt in a sifter and sift onto the whipped shortening.
With vigorous round-the-bowl strokes, stir the ingredients together into a dough that clings together and leaves the bowl clean.
Roll between two squares of waxed paper from the center out.
Makes enough for a nine-inch, two-crust pie