Plain Pie Crust

Rub into one pound of flour half pound of lard, add a pinch of salt, add enough cold water to make a soft dough, work just as little as possible.

Good Pie Crust

Rub into one pound of flour four ounces of lard and four ounces of good butter, add a pinch of salt, add enough cold water to make a soft dough, do not work it any more than to get it mixed, the dough should be just as soft as you can handle it.

Rich Pie Crust

Sift one teaspoonful baking powder in one pound of flour, rub into this eight ounces of good butter, add a pinch of salt, add enough cold water to make a soft dough, do not work, mix it just as light as you can, just so there is no dry flour left, put in ice box or cold place and let set for an hour or more, it will then be ready to use.