One-Hundred-One-Year-Old Pastry Recipe

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This recipe calls for lard, making this crust the most tender and flaky. The shortening is cut into the flour, and then spoonfuls of a mixture of ice water, egg and vinegar are worked in. The dough is then formed into a ball and rolled out on a floured bo

INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):


  • In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Cut shortening into the flour until it is the size of peas.
  • In a 2 cup measuring cup, beat the egg lightly. Add vinegar, then fill to 1 1/2 cups with cold water.
  • Add just enough liquid to flour mixture to hold the dough together. It should be approximately 4 tablespoons. Reserve remaining liquid for your next batch of dough.
  • Handle dough as little as possible. Roll out and use as desired.