Basic Pastry Dough

1 cupflour
2 teaspoonssugar
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1/4 cupwell-chilled butter
1 tablespoonwell-chilled shortening
1egg yolk
2 tablespoonswater


In a food processor add flour, sugar and salt. Add well-chilled butter and well-chilled shortening. Pulse this for 3 to 4 times for 2 to 3 seconds each time, until it's crumbly.

In a small bowl blend egg yolk and water. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the flour mixture in the food processor and 2 to 4 times, for 2 to 3 seconds each time, until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the bowl and clings together.

Now remove the dough, cover and chill for 1/2 an hour.

Flour work surface and rolling pin when working the dough. Roll to desired size.

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