Pastry Dough (Madam Benoit's No Fail Lemon Tang Pastry)

Recipe by Gerry
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READY IN: 10mins
YIELD: 3-4 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 5
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 12
    teaspoon baking soda
  • 1
    lb lard, brand of your choice
  • In a one-cup measuring cup
  • 1
    whole egg
  • 3
    tablespoons lemon juice, and add enough water to make for one cup of liquid (I use Realemon)
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DIRECTIONS

  • A LARGE MIXING BOWL: 5 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon soda Use a whisk to mix.
  • Cut in one pound of lard.
  • Mix to resemble coarse crumbs.
  • IN A ONE CUP MEASURING CUP: Add 1 whole egg 3 tablespoons lemon juice Mix with a fork and add enough water to fill the one cup measuring cup.
  • Add the cup of liquid to the dry ingredients and mix until dough forms into a ball.
  • (at this point I form into balls using approximate amount for the size pie plate I'm using and place into a plastic bag until ready to roll.) NOTE: Rolling the dough between two sheets of wax paper makes for a nice even sheet of pastry.
  • This will make 3-4 double pies-- depending on what size pie pans you are using.
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