- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1/3 cup chilled shortening, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces
- 1/4 pound chilled butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces
- 2 to 4 tablespoons ice water
- Flour for rolling out
In the bowl of a food processor process the flour with some salt. Add the chilled shortening and butter at once and pulse the machine for 15 seconds until the fat is broken up into oatmeal sized pieces.
Add 2 tablespoons of ice water and process; if the dough is dry, add more water, one tablespoon at a time. Be sure your dough holds together and absorbs enough water. If it is too dry you'll have a hard time rolling it out.
Divide the dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other and roll out larger half into a 12inch circle.