Chocolate Pie Crust
Ingredients2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons butter, well chilled
6-8 tablespoons water, well chilled
InstructionsSift flour, cocoa and salt in mixing bowl. Cut shortenng and butter into 4 or 5 pieces and drop into bowl. Mix at low speed with an electric mixer or until mixture resembles small peas, about 30 seconds.
Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all particles are moistened. Use only enough water to make pastry form a ball. Watch dough closely as overmixing will result n a tough crust.
Chill iin refrigerator for 15 minutes. Roll into pie crust 1/8 inch thick. Yields two 8 or 9 inch single crusts or one 8 or 9 inch doulbe crust.
For baked pastry shell, prick sides and bottom with fork. Bake at 450 F for 8 to 10 miinutes. Cool completely before filling.