Flaky and Tasty Pastry

Flaky and Tasty Pastry

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"This pie crust has been passed on for 3 generations. If you're looking for great tasting pastry, this is the recipe for you. While the debate between shortening and lard continues, I recommend using lard as it makes a flakier dough. Since this recipe makes so much I often roll out some extra pie shells or freeze it in small amounts, and defrost it when I need it. Great when you're in a rush! If necessary, use up to a 1/2 cup more water."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 60 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Beat the egg in a measuring cup. Add the vinegar and enough cold water to make one cup of liquid.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar. Cut the lard up into small cubes, and add to the dry ingredients. Blend with two knives, or a pastry blender, until the mixture is crumbly. Add the liquid ingredients, mixing with a knife. Do not use your hands as it tends to soften the lard too much. Add additional water, if required, to make a soft ball of dough. If the weather is warm, refrigerate your dough for 1/2 hour to chill it before rolling. Warm dough doesn't roll as well, and requires too much flour, which makes it less flaky.
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I have always made pies. They're my specialty you might say! Up until this past thanksgiving, I always used the pastry recipe that has been in our family cookbook for generations. However, la...

This is the best pastry crust I've ever tried, and I've tried MANY (the next closest would be the cream cheese pastry from "New Joy of Cooking"). It handles beautifully and is indeed flaky -I b...

I have made many pie crusts over the years and this is by far the best tasting and the easiest to work with. I made it in the food processor and took just minutes to make. I used enough to mak...