Hot Water Pastry

Recipe by Elaine H
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READY IN: 42mins
SERVES: 8-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Put shortening in a medium bowl and boil the water.
  • Pour water over shortening and blend till all the water is absorbed and the mixture is smooth.
  • Add the flour,salt and baking soda.I put the soda and salt in the first cup of flour and mix in one cup at a time in case you don't need all of the flour. Usually you do.
  • Once it is mixed and in one large ball, you can then cut this down to 3 individual balls of dough, wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours. If you want a larger pie crust, just do 2 balls of dough.
  • If you do not use all the dough it can be kept in the fridge for about a week or so or even frozen.
  • Bake these pie crusts up as you would any others. I usually bake them at 350-400 for 12-15 minutes, or till golden brown.
  • Follow instructions for double crust fruit pies when using those recipes.
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