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                              Basic Easy Crust
 
 Recipe By     : Jeff Smith
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Pastry                           Pies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      Cups          All-purpose flour
    1      Teaspoon      Salt
      1/2  Cup           Margarine
      1/2  Cup           Crisco
    1                    Egg
    1      Tablespoon    White vinegar
    3      Tablespoons   to 4 tablespoons Ice water
 
    In a medium-size bowl stir the flour and salt together.  Cut in the 
 shortenings using a pastry blender.  Keep working the flour and 
 shortenings until the mixture is rather grainy, like coarse cornmeal.
    In a small bowl mix the egg and vinegar together and, using a wooden 
 fork, stir the mixture into the flour.  Add enough ice water so that the 
 dough barely holds together.
    Place on a marble pastry board or a plastic countertop and knead for 
 just a few turns, enough so the dough holds together and becomes 
 rollable.  I roll my dough out on waxed paper.  It is easy to handle 
 that way.
    If you have a marble rolling pin this will be easy.  If you use a 
 wooden one be sure to dust a teaspoon of flour on it a couple of times 
 when you are rolling the dough.
 
   Note:  If you wish to use this recipe for a sweet pie simply stir in 1 
 tablespoon of sugar along with the flour and salt.
 
    Recipe Source:
 THE FRUGAL GOURMET  by Jeff Smith
 From the 01-06-1993 issue - The Springfield Union-News
 
   Formatted for MasterCook II by:  Joe Comiskey  {* Prodigy Service ID # 
  JPMD44A}  on 09-02-1995
 
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