Hot water pie crust (pastry)

I couldn’t believe this one – – but – – it worked!

1 cup Crisco

1/2 cup boiling water

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

In mixer, blend Crisco with boiling water until melted.  Add flour, salt, baking powder.  Mix until it forms a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed.


Pat-in yogurt and mayonnaise pastry Sherry Golden

This soft pastry is not rolled out.  It is simply patted onto the bottom and sides of a pie or quiche pan.

1 c. AP flour
6 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp salt
generous 1 tbsp yogurt
generous 1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tsp (or more) dijion or grainy mustard
a bit of cold water

Put all ingredients in a food processor and mix until it resembles cornmeal.  Add a bit of water if it doesn’t come together.

Pat into pan, dock, line with parchment paper, put in pie weights.  Place in frig.  Set oven to 400 degrees.

Bake for 10min, remove weights and parch. paper and bake for 10 min more.

It’s very important to pre-bake pie shells for quiches.