- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tbsp cold water
- Blend or sift together flour, sugar, and salt.
- Add shortening. Mash with a fork until you have small pebble size pieces.
- Add egg and water. Stir lightly with the fork until you have a soft dough.
- Move the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead gently 6 or 7 times.
- Refrigerate until you are ready to roll it out for pies or tarts.