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Perfect Pastry

Perfect Pastry
PREP TIME
30 min
YIELDS
2 servings

Prepare this pastry for all your baked goods and enjoy the satisfaction of knowing what’s inside.

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Ingredients

3
cup flour
1
tsp salt
½
cup cold butter, cubed
½
cup cold shortening, cubed
½
cup cold lard, cubed
1
egg
2
tsp vinegar
2
tsp lemon, juice
ice water
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Directions

Step 1

In food processor fitted with metal blade, (can also be made by hand), blend flour with salt. Using on/off motion, cut in butter and lard until mixture resembles fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.

Step 2

In liquid measure, beat egg until foamy; add vinegar and enough ice water to make 2/3 cup (150 mL).

Step 3

With motor running, add egg mixture all at once; process just until dough start to clump together. Do not let it form ball. Remove and press together into 2 discs.

Step 4

Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until chilled. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to three months. Let cold pastry stand for 15 minutes at room temperature before rolling out.)

Step 5

Yield: 2 single-crust or 1 double crust 9 or 10-inch (23 to 25 cm) pies.

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