Boiling Water Pastry

Boiling Water Pastry

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"My mother-in-law gave me this recipe when I got married 20 years ago as a 'no fail' pastry. Add up to a half cup more cake flour if necessary."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Place shortening in a heat-proof bowl. Pour in boiling water and whip mixture until creamy.
  2. Mix together salt and flour in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture. Stir until pastry stops sticking to sides of bowl. Refrigerate pastry before rolling out.
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ive tried lots of pie crust recipes and this is by far the best! talk about easy! and it turns out perfect every time...so flaky!

I popped this in the freezer for a half an hour then let sit at room temp for 5 minutes before rolling it out. It was beautiful to work with and came out light and flaky and perfect. I added a...

I tried this recipe to make a galette and I must say I didn't like it at all. I followed it to the letter, rolled it out and the dough was so sticky it was practically cake flour. It didn't st...