Boiling Water Pastry

Boiling Water Pastry

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"My mother-in-law gave me this recipe when I got married 20 years ago as a 'no fail' pastry. Add up to a half cup more cake flour if necessary."
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Ingredients

servings 356 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 356 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 2.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Place shortening in a heat-proof bowl. Pour in boiling water and whip mixture until creamy.
  2. Mix together salt and flour in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture. Stir until pastry stops sticking to sides of bowl. Refrigerate pastry before rolling out.

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Most helpful positive review

ive tried lots of pie crust recipes and this is by far the best! talk about easy! and it turns out perfect every time...so flaky!

Most helpful critical review

I tried this recipe to make a galette and I must say I didn't like it at all. I followed it to the letter, rolled it out and the dough was so sticky it was practically cake flour. It didn't st...

ive tried lots of pie crust recipes and this is by far the best! talk about easy! and it turns out perfect every time...so flaky!

I popped this in the freezer for a half an hour then let sit at room temp for 5 minutes before rolling it out. It was beautiful to work with and came out light and flaky and perfect. I added a...

I tried this recipe to make a galette and I must say I didn't like it at all. I followed it to the letter, rolled it out and the dough was so sticky it was practically cake flour. It didn't st...

I got this recipe from my Mom, who always made it when I was growing up. It never fails me... and is the flakiest crust I've made. I don't use cake flour... just ordinary flour. And I don't r...

This is a truely easy and flaky pie crust!!

Very nice and very easy! This is the only pastry recipe I use now. I used lard instead of shortening

Came out great and made a delicious pie.

Worked excellent! Probably the easiest crust ever! I didn't refrigerate mine either.

Really nice! OMG! The dough was beautiful to work with and tasted great - as I added margarine for flavour. I made bouchees for potential clients. I ate all the extras, so no pic available. ...