Short or Flaky Pastry

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 1 heaping cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup lard
  • ¼ cup butter
  • Ice water


Have all the material ice cold. Chop the shortening in the flour till the size of peas and beans. Toss lightly with a knife, adding enough ice water to about half wet the flour. Turn out on a smooth, cold board. Gather with the knife into a square pile. Then pound lightly with rolling pin till well flattened Roll in an oblong piece ½ in. thick; fold in thirds and roll again; repeat, and after the third rolling it will usually be sufficiently compact to roll thin enough to line a plate. This paste improves by standing half an hour or more on the ice. Sufficient for 1 pie.