Plain Pastry or Pie Dough

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By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • cups flour (pastry)
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon


Use butter, beef drippings, lard or any other desired fat, alone or mixed. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a chopping bowl. Flour the blade of a chopping knife or a small empty baking powder can and chop the shortening into the flour until the mixture looks like meal; or rub the shortening into the flour with the tips of the fingers. Use knife to mix the dough, adding, the cold water gr