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Short Crust Pastry (Sandie's recipe)

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 30 minutes May need longer if cooking a larger pie to ensure it is cooked in the middle

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

Short Crust Pastry as it should be. Double the ingredients for making more pastry.Cut the fat into cubes and rub into the flour and salt until like bread crumbs. You can do this in a food processor or even a mixer

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Ingredients

  • 8oz Self Raising Flour (or Gluten Free Flour)
  • 6oz Fat (4oz lard and 2oz unsalted butter)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons icy cold water
  • 2 tablespoons icy cold milk

Method

  1. Cut the fat into cubes and rub into the flour and salt until like bread crumbs. You can do this in a food processor or even a mixer.

  2. Add the water and milk and mix again, to form a dough

  3. Shape into a ball and cover with cling film and put in fridge for 30mins for the fat to solidify.

  4. Then on a lightly floured tray roll out into the shapes you require.

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