Ration Hint No. 25
When making pastry -
Flour must be dry and free from any lumps.
Shortening can be butter, lard or dripping, or a mixture of these.
Water must be very cold.
Baking powder should be added to short pastry mixture only.
Sugar.... Add 1 teaspoon of fine white sugar to each 1/2 lb flour for sweet dishes.
Mixing.... Except for wholemeal pastry, which absorbs more liquid, always mix pastry with a minimum of liquid to retain it's crispness of texture.