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Basic Pastry Mix

 Basic Pastry Mix
I make a big batch of this for when I need to make a pastry quickly. It stores well and for a long time.—Katie Koziolek, Hartland, Minnesota
51 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/3 cups shortening


  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in half of the
  • shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Cut in
  • remaining shortening. Place in an airtight container and store in
  • the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
  • Basic Pastry Mix may be used to prepare the following recipes (also
  • found in Recipe Finder): To Make Pie Pastry, Spicy Pastry and
  • Chocolate Pastry. Yield: 8 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 134 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.