Sunday, November 6, 2011

All-Purpose Pastry Dough

This can be used to make samboosa, sweet cheese filled pies, turnovers or as a classic pie crust

What ya need,

4 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4tesp salt
1 1/2 cups of REAL unsalted sweet cream butter. cut up and chilled
1/2 cup of veggi shortning.
up to 8 tablespoons cold water.

What ya do.

Mix the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl, and then cut in the butter and shortening with a fork or a pastry blender until you have what looks like coarse corn meal.  Gather it all into a firm ball divide into 2, wrap bother dough balls in plastic wrap and allow to rest in the frig. over night or if you will use that day at least 4 hrs. Roll out and use as you wish.

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