Perfect Pastry

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 23 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Best: 2001


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold cubed butter
  • 1/4 cup cold cubed shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • Ice water


In large bowl, whisk together flour and salt ; using pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in cubed butter and shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. In 1-cup (250 mL) liquid measure, whisk egg yolk with vinegar; add enough ice water to make 1/3 cup (75 mL).

Gradually sprinkle egg mixture over flour mixture, stirring briskly with fork until pastry holds together and adding a little more water if necessary. Press into disc; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

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