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Hot Water Pastry Crust

Made with hot water, this pastry turns out flaky and tender that results in a delicious shortbread-like crust.

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine butter, shortening, water and milk in a small pan and heat over a low flame until butter and shortening are melted.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl, or onto a flat surface.
  3. Add optional seasonings (if I were making a savory meat pie, I would add salt and pepper to this step)
  4. Pour warm liquid mixture into the flour.
  5. Mix together until mixture forms a dough.
  6. Knead for a few minutes until smooth.
  7. Roll out and shape pastry right away – the cooler this dough gets, the more difficult it is to shape.
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