Chocolate Pastry


Single Crust

1 Cup Pastry Flour, sifted
1/4 Cup Cocoa
1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Frozen Vegetable Shortening
5 – 5 1/2 Tablespoons ICE Water
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Whisk flour, salt and sugar.
Either with a food processor or a pastry cutter, cube the shortening and cut into the flour.
Combine into small, pea sized pieces, which will resemble a coarse crumb.
Add ice water, beginning with only 4 Tablespoons, mixing enough to come together when pinched with your fingers.
Evenly sprinkle and firmly pat the dough into a 8 or 9 inch tart pan or press into a ball, wrap and chill the dough until ready to use; at least a half hour, before rolling out between two sheets of parchment paper.

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