• STEP 1

    Sift the plain flour into a large bowl or the largest bowl of a food processor. Add the diced butter and either rub in with your fingertips, or, if using a food processor, pulse until until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the salt and mix again.

  • STEP 2

    Gradually add the liquid by starting with 1 tbsp milk or water, then adding a little more until the mixture comes together to form a dough.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the mixture onto a surface and gently bring it together with your hands, then shape into a disc.

  • STEP 4

    Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 20 minutes before using.


To make more or less, remember the proportions - half fat to flour - and don't add too much water or the pastry will be hard. If other dry ingredients are included in the recipe, add them at the same time as the salt.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas, December 2006


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