This recipe makes a sweet dough that is perfect for fruit pies or tarts. A bit of sugar, an egg and vinegar make this dough different from the traditional, but the end result is pastry that is manageable and flaky. Try adding a bit of lemon zest if you 'r
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- 5 tablespoons water
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water. Whisk together, then add gradually to flour mixture, stirring with a fork. Mix until dough forms a ball. Add one more tablespoon of water if necessary.
Allow dough to rest in refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out.