Rating: 4.5 stars
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

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.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 double crust
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place shortening in a heat-proof bowl. Pour in boiling water and whip mixture until creamy.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 27.9g; fat 25.9g; sodium 0.7mg. Full Nutrition
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