Sufficient for one small pie.
The New Crisco Pastry
2 cupfuls flour 3/4 cupful Crisco 1 egg 1 tablespoonful lemon juice Sufficient cold water to hold mixture together 3/4 teaspoonful salt
Sift flour and salt into basin. Flour blade of knife, and chop Crisco into flour, being careful to keep flour between blade of knife and shortening. When mixture looks like meal, add gradually, egg well beaten and mixed with lemon juice. Roll pastry into ball with knife. May be used at once, but will be improved if allowed to stand in cool place for one hour. Should be rolled out once and handled as lightly as possible. May be used for sweet or savory dishes. Bake in hot oven. The purpose of the addition of lemon is to render gluten of flour more ductile, so that it will stretch rather than break as paste is rolled out, or as it rises in oven.
Sufficient for two pies.
Tip Top Pastry
1/2 teaspoonful salt 1-1/2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 2-1/4 cupfuls flour 1/2 cupful Crisco Cold water 1 teaspoonful lemon juice
Sift and mix together flour, salt, and baking powder. Rub in Crisco with finger tips. Chill two hours. Then take out 1/2 cupful, and to remainder add lemon juice and cold water gradually to make stiff paste. Knead lightly and roll into long narrow strip. Sprinkle dough with half of reserved mixture and fold so as to make 3 layers. Turn half way round, roll again into strip, sprinkle with rest of mixture and fold as before. Roll and fold twice more, and pastry is ready for use for cakes, puddings, or pies.
Sufficient for two pies.
1-1/4 cupfuls cornstarch 1-1/4 cupfuls flour 2 tablespoonfuls sugar 1/2 cupful Crisco 1/2 teaspoonful salt 1 teaspoonful baking powder 1 yolk of egg Milk to mix
Rub Crisco lightly into cornstarch and flour, add salt, sugar, baking powder, beaten yolk of egg, and sufficient milk to mix to stiff paste. Roll out lightly and use for tartlets or one crust pie.
Sufficient for two large pies.
1 cupful sugar 1 cupful sweet milk 2 eggs 2 cupfuls flour 1/2 cupful Crisco 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder 1/2 teaspoonful salt
1 cupful molasses 1 cupful brown sugar 1 pint hot water Plain Crisco Pastry 1 lemon 1 egg 2 tablespoonfuls flour
Line large pie plate with pastry.
For under layer. Mix sugar with flour, add molasses, egg well beaten, grated lemon rind, and hot water, and pour into prepared pie plate.
For top layer. Cream Crisco and sugar together, add eggs well beaten, milk, salt, flour, and baking powder. Spread mixture over under layer and bake in hot oven thirty-five minutes.