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                               QUICHE PASTRY
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads                           Pies
                 Kooknet
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2   c            All-Purpose Flour
      1/4   ts           Salt
    6       tb           Cold Butter -- cut into small
                         -pieces
    2       tb           Vegetable Shortening -- cut
                         -into small pieces
    4 1/2   tb           Ice Water
 
   Place the flour, salt, butter and shortening in a
   large bowl. Rub the flour and fat together until the
   fat is broken into pieces the size of oatmeal flakes.
   Don't over-blend. Using a pastry knife, add the ice
   water, a little at a time, mixing until it just starts
   to hold together. Press the dough into a roughly
   shaped ball. Knead it briefly into a fairly smooth
   ball, then sprinkle lightly with flour and wrap in a
   sheet of waxed paper. Chill 1-2 hours in the
   refrigerator. When ready to roll, sprinkle work
   surface and rolling pin with flour and roll the pastry
   out into a circle 1/8 to 1/4 thick.
   
   Butter a 9 pie tin. Place the crust in the pan and
   press gently to line the inside. Crimp edges. To
   partially bake the shell, line the pastry with
   buttered, lightweight foil. Fill the center with dry
   beans or rice. Bake in the middle level of a preheated
   400øF for about 8-9 minutes or until the pastry seems
   set. Remove foil and beans, prick bottom of the pastry
   with a fork, and return to oven for 2-3 minutes.
   
   Source: Medford Mail Tribune Typed by Katherine Smith
   Kook-Net: The Shadow Zone IV - Stinson Beach, CA
  
 
 
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