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Re: The most versatile recipe's ever

The absolute perfect pie crust.

(Guess I am the only one sharing here.)

2 C flour
3/4 cup shortening (I prefer Crisco for purity)
1/4 c water
1 tea salt

Measure flour into mixing bowl.
Make a slurry; take 1/3 c flour out of the 2.c flour into a seperate small bowl, add water, mix. (cold water is best) set aside.
Add salt and shortening to the flour, cut shortening into flour till it looks like cornmeal.
Add slurry, mix. It will make a lump of dough.
You can chill, or use right away.

This recipe is an old family favorite through at least 4 generations on my mom's side.
You can use it year round. for your favorite seasonal tarts, pies, and anything else you need a crust for.
pot pies, quiches etc...
It is simple and a no fail recipe'.
With this recipe' you can have a great crust, anytime, anywhere!!
Thanks to my great Aunt Bert.
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