I love this pastry recipe. It is good for almost everything, chicken potpie, apple pie and whatever pie you can think of.
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 cup shortening ( approx 225gm)
1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
5 tbs of water
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and sugar. Mix well, then cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
In a small bowl, combine egg, vinegar, and 4 tablespoons of water. Whisk together, then add gradually to flour mixture, stirring with a fork. Mix until dough forms a ball. Add one more tablespoon of water if necessary.
Allow dough to rest in refrigerator 10 minutes before rolling out.