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Pastry Dough with Lard

 1 cup lard (at room temperature)
 1/2 cup hot water (have a pot of water boiling on the stovetop)
 4 cups -- 3 Stutzman and 1 refined
 Pinch of salt
Combine the dry.

First, combine flours in a bowl with your pinch of salt, and make a well. Set aside and work on the lard.

Melt the lard.

Draw a half cup of water from your pot of boiling water and mix it into your lard, stirring gently to melt it. If the lard is in a metal bowl, place it on top of the boiling pot of water so it heats it up gently. Stir every once in a while, scraping down around the sides of the bowl.

Knead the dough.

Let the lard water cool a bit, and then pour into the flour well and mix. Turn the mess out onto the table, and knead gently till it's one dough ball.

Let it rest.

Flatten into a disk, wrap in cellophane, and put it in the fridge to rest for at least a few hours.