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Quick and easy Milk Pastry

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Serves 1 - 5 Pasties

I cannot claim this as my own, but it is one my mother taught to me when young.......I find it very useful. Very good for pasties, pies, turnovers, sausage rolls. This Pastry does 'puff' up slightly, though not as much as traditional puff or rough puff.

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  • 200g/8oz self raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 150g/6oz butter
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons of milk


    1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl
    2. Add butter and 'cut' into the flour until pieces are no larger than peas. {I use two Knives in one hand to do this}
    3. Mix to a stiff paste with the milk, and draw together with your fingertips.
    4. Quickly transfer to a polythene bag or aluminium foil and chill in the fridge for an hour. Roll out and use as required.

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4th May, 2013
I have been using this recipe for years, especially on top of a steak and kidney pie. A family favourite, rich and satisfying although I agree it doesn't "puff" a lot.
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