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."


servings 356 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • 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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  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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  1. 14 Ratings


ive tried lots of pie crust recipes and this is by far the best! talk about easy! and it turns out perfect every 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...

I got this recipe from my Mom, who always made it when I was growing up. It never fails me... and is the flakiest crust I've made. I don't use cake flour... just ordinary flour. And I don't r...

This is a truely easy and flaky pie crust!!

Very nice and very easy! This is the only pastry recipe I use now. I used lard instead of shortening

Came out great and made a delicious pie.

Worked excellent! Probably the easiest crust ever! I didn't refrigerate mine either.

Really nice! OMG! The dough was beautiful to work with and tasted great - as I added margarine for flavour. I made bouchees for potential clients. I ate all the extras, so no pic available. ...