Saturday, October 8, 2016

Day 271 Baked Pastry Shell

Baked Pastry Shell

2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Shortening, well chilled
2 Tablespoons Earth Balance
6 Tablespoons Cold Water
In the mixer

1.  Place flour and salt in the mixer bowl of a stand mixer.  Using  a flat beater, stir for 15 seconds.  Cut shortening and Earth Balance into small pieces and add to the bowl.  Turn to stir speed and mix until shortening pieces are the size of small peas.

2.  Continuing on stir speed, add the water one tablespoon at a time.  Mix until all particles are moistened and dough begins to hold together.
Ready to chill

3.  Turn dough out on a flat surface.  Combine dough into a large ball.  Cut into 2 pieces. Pat each half into a small ball and flatten slightly.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
Ready to bake

4. Roll one half of dough on a floured surface  Roll into a circle for a 8 -9 inch pie plate.  Each the dough onto the pie plate  Prick sides and bottom with fork. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until slightly browned.  Cool completely before filling.

Makes a crust for a Garden Quiche (Day 270)

Soundtrack Peter Murphy - Wild Birds Live Tour

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