Sweet Dough for Pies

2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder

Blend together eggs, sugar and shortening. Add milk and vanilla. Blend well, add two and one half cups flour and baking powder. Knead until firm. Add other half cup flour. Roll out dough with rolling pin and fit into a nine-inch pie plate. Reserve strips of dough to place on top

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana