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Never Fail Pastry (Crust can be handled a lot and is still flaky!) Recipe

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This recipe for Never Fail Pastry (Crust can be handled a lot and is still flaky!), by , is from The Logan 12th Ward Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Heather Zollinger
Added: Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. flour
1 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening (Crisco)
3/4 c. cold milk
1 tsp. nutmeg (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
Cut the shortening into the flour until crumbly with pastry blender or 2 forks. Stir vinegar into milk and add to flour mixture. Divide in half to make 2 balls of dough. Pie crust will be nice and flake regardless of how much it is handled. If dough is still quite sticky, add a bit more flour. Roll into a circle on a lightly floured surface. Mold onto the bottom of a pie pan and pinch the edges around the edge of the pan. For pre-baked crust, prick several rows of "fork prints" on bottom of crust and around the edges. Bake at 400 for about 10-12 minutes, or until the crust begins to get slightly golden brown. This recipe makes 2 crusts. Crusts would be used for banana cream, or any other pie not needing to be baked!
For other pies that need baking (pumpkin, fruit pies) put crust in bottom of pan, trim off excess dough, add filling, then add rolled out crust on top of pie, cut off excess dough and pinch edges together to seal. Before I put my crust on top, I fold it in half, then in half again to make transferring it easier, then you can add slits with a butter knife so it can breathe while baking. With excess dough, you can make pie crust cookies! Roll out thin and place on cookie sheet, and gently pat or rub soft butter over the dough. Then generously sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, and cut with butter knife and bake as for pie crust at 400 for 10 minutes, or more or less.

 

 

 

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