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The Savory Way

The Savory Way

By Deborah Madison

Published 1990

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  • 2 cups unbleached white flour
  • teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons


Combine the flour and the salt; then add the butter and shortening and work them into the flour using a wire pastry blender, 2 knives, or your fingers. Work until the fat is roughly dispersed throughout the flour.

Dribble in the water, lightly lifting the flour mixture with a fork as you do so; then gather the whole together in your hands and form it into a ball, working it as little as