Pastry Dough

Pastry Dough


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About this recipe: Use this basic pastry recipe for empanadas, Cornish pasties or any other savoury pie.

Lynn Cole

Serves: 6 

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 90 g butter
  • 90 g lard or white vegetable fat
  • About 4 tablespoons chilled water, to mix

Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl, rub in the fats until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then mix to a firm dough with the chilled water. Wrap and chill the dough while preparing the filling. Preheat the oven to 220°C and bake according to recipe requirements.

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