There 's bread flour and baking powder in this simple flaky pastry. And yes, there 's boiling water. It whips up into a terrific pastry that holds up to hearty fillings for beef or chicken pot pies.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups bread flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Put shortening in a mixing bowl, pour boiling water over, and stir until smooth.
Measure flour, sift with salt and baking powder. Add to the shortening and water mixture, mixing only until blended. Chill before using.