General Rules

Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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All of the materials must be as cool as possible.
The shortening should not be cut very fine, if a flaky crust is desired.
The dough should be mixed with a knife and not touched with the hands. It should be rolled on one side, using but little flour. The dough is rolled thin and baked until brown.
Meat and oyster pies should be made without an undercrust. The crust should be cut in several places to allow the steam to escape.
If an undercrust is used, this crust may be baked on the outside of a tin plate, then filled. In this case, the crust must be pricked all over with a fork, so that it may keep its shape.