cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup cold vegetable shortening (or half butter and half lard)
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder (sifted
1/2 cup cold water
- Rub thoroughly the cold
shortening into the flour.
flour and shortening mixture together with 1/2 cup of cold water, or
enough cold water to form a rather stiff dough.
as little as possible, just enough to get it into shape to roll out;
it must be handled very lightly.
Makes 2 plain pie crusts.
TIP: When you have a little pie
crust left do not throw it away; roll it thin, cut in small squares and
bake. Just before tea put a spoonful of raspberry jelly on each square.
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|Did You Know?
|Several ways of
are in practice. This dessert may be baked in attractive dishes
designed for this purpose and then served from them at the table, or it
may be baked in an ordinary pie pan and then placed on a plate larger
the pan for serving. Pie of the usual size is generally divided into
or six pieces, a sharp knife being used to cut it. If possible, a pie
which is narrow at the end of the blade and gradually grows broader
the handle is reached, where it is very broad, should be provided for
serving of this dessert, for it helps very much in handling the
pieces that are cut from a large pie.
|The plates on which
is served should be at least as large as salad plates. Very often,
of serving it from the pan at the table, it is put on plates in the
and passed at the table. Pie is always eaten with a fork, one that is
than a dinner fork being used.