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Step 2: The Dough

Picture of The Dough
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For the dough you will need:
2 1/2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
3/4 Cup of Butter
1 Tbs of Shortening
1 Tsp of Sugar
6 Tbs of Ice Water
1/4 Tsp of Salt

Combine all of the dry ingredients then add the shortening. After it is throughly mixed, chop in the butter. Add the water slowly. Don't let the butter completely mix in with the dough. At this point there should be spots in the dough that are just butter. Separate about 1/4 of the dough and mix this small section well. The smaller section of dough should have no butter spots and be completely mixed together. Put both sections of the dough on a paper plate, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour. Don't worry, that leaves you plenty of enough time to get the filling ready.