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Thread: Best Pastry Recipe Ever - made with 7-Up or Sprite

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    Flaky Pie Pastry Donna Rickman March 2011

    1 lb. crisco
    5 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    Mix the previous 3 ingredients until crumbly.

    Add 1 cup 7-UP or Sprite
    Depending on the altitude where you live
    you may need more or less....7Up/Sprite

    You can play and play with this - if it starts to get stiff, just add a bit (1 tsp at a time) more 7-up and mix, roll on a floured surface quite thin. Bake at the temperature required for your pie, and cover the crust with tinfoil before baking.

    Place your pastry into the freezer for a few minutes before baking - Helps with shrinkage of the pastry shell.

    You can freeze this recipe for a month.

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    How many crusts does this make, Donna?

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    Thos would make about 6 single layer 9=inch crust or 3 covered pies. I've been using this method for years minus the baking powder. A tablespoon of lemon juice by cup of water can replace the 7UP or Sprite. I consider it as a no-fail recipe.

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    I use a spoon of vinegar in the cup of water.

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    I'm going to give it a try! I use pop in my dutch oven baking and it comes out wonderful.

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    I'm going to try this recipe. I used to make lots of pies, but,guess what-just the two of us anymore and we don't need the calories!

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    what does a one lb of crisco measure out too, i dont have a scale , ty

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    2 cups is 1 lb. Hope that helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by d.rickman
    2 cups is 1 lb. Hope that helps
    Thanks,I was getting ready to ask this:)

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    ...thanks....good pastry recipes are hard to find! This one sounds like a keeper!

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    [quote=d.rickman]Flaky Pie Pastry Donna Rickman March 2011

    1 lb. crisco
    5 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    Mix the previous 3 ingredients until crumbly.


    Being an Aussie, can I ask please what is Crisco, I take it to be either oil or solid fat (marg., butter?) and yeah I know I am way behind reading the board posts, sorry........Jen

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    It is lard, semi solid grease.(solid fat (marg., butter?) ..

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    Thank you so much. My mum used lard, (suet here) in cooking, don't know if you can even still get it, her pastry was great. I was on the right track, but wanted to be sure, I will use margarine. Lots of our ingredients are named differently to USA. I should look on internet to see if there is a comparison chart, because some of the recipes posted here sound yummy (and quick to make). Thanks again.......Jen

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    You may know Crisco as shortening or vegetal fat. In Canada it is sold by the pound or in a 3 pound container.

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    Sorry, i forgot to add that I would not use margarine, the fats aren't processed the same way. Margarine would replace butter not margarine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marthe brault-hunt
    You may know Crisco as shortening or vegetal fat. In Canada it is sold by the pound or in a 3 pound container.
    Thanks Marthe for sharing the info....that should help her.

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    Sure does girls, thanks. This weekend I will be making Green Tomato Relish and Pickles.With our silly weather plants don't know if its summer or winter, last years bulbs up and flowering and haven't even got my order of new bulbs to plant this autumn(here in Aust). Tomatoes won't ripen on bush, just been ripening enough off the bush to keep me going for salads and general cooking, but sick of waiting so will do the relish etc. with greenies. Besides, want the space to grow something else. My whole land is only 405sq metres, including 4bed/rm cottage,carport and two garden sheds (one for quilting & craft stuff), so not a lot of garden space. Have a lovely Easter Weekend to all...Jen

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    thanks for the recipe

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    Happy Easter to everyone.

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    [quote=NannaJen]
    Quote Originally Posted by d.rickman
    Flaky Pie Pastry Donna Rickman March 2011

    1 lb. crisco
    5 cups flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    Mix the previous 3 ingredients until crumbly.


    Being an Aussie, can I ask please what is Crisco, I take it to be either oil or solid fat (marg., butter?) and yeah I know I am way behind reading the board posts, sorry........Jen
    Crisco is a brand name for shortening. And what is shortening called where you are? It is a solid fat (lard?)

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