flaky never fail pastry
Flaky "Never Fail" Pastry
Vinegar pastry is known for flakiness, and is one that’s easy for a novice to handle in rolling and shaping. You need three cups of flour to make a double crust this size.
3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
5 tbsp. ice water
1 tsp. vinegar
Stir together flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Beat the egg with the ice water and vinegar. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture while tossing with a fork until mixture clears the side of the bowl. Gently press together to form a ball.