Rich or Sweet Pastry Recipe

  INGREDIENTS 8 oz/225g all purpose/plain flour (see tip below) 4 oz/ 110g butter, cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard 1 oz/ 25g fine or caster sugar 1 egg A little milk to bind Directions for the Rich or Sweet Pastry Recipe Place the flour, butter and sugar into a large clean bowl. Rub […]

Basic Sweet Pastry

  INGREDIENTS 225g / 8 oz plain flour 110g / 4 oz butter 80g / 3 oz sugar 1 large egg Directions for the Basic Sweet Pastry Crumb together by hand the butter in to the flour Add the sugar Mix in the egg and enough milk to form a soft dough – add flavour (opt)   […]

Steak pie

  INGREDIENTS 900g/2lb stewing steak, cut into cubes plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper, for dusting 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, sliced 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme salt and freshly ground black pepper 570ml/1 pint hot beef stock 225g/8oz ready-rolled shortcrust pastry 1 free-range egg, beaten Directions for the Steak pie Dust the cubed steak with […]

Basic shortcrust pastry

  INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups (250g) plain flour 125g unsalted butter, chilled, finely chopped 1 egg, chilled Directions for the Basic shortcrust pastry Process flour, butter and a pinch of salt in a food processor until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Step 2Whisk egg and 1 tbs chilled water in a bowl until combined, then with food processor motor […]

Old-fashioned sweet shortcrust pastry

  INGREDIENTS 500 g organic plain flour, plus extra for dusting 100 g icing sugar, sifted 250 g good-quality butter, cut into small cubes zest of 1 lemon 2 large free-range eggs, beaten 1 splash milk Directions for the Old-fashioned sweet shortcrust pastry This pastry is perfect for making apple and other sweet pies. Even if you’ve […]

Quick, Easy, Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

  INGREDIENTS 200g / 7 oz plain flour or all purpose flour (see tip below) Pinch of salt 110g / 4 oz butter, cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard 2-3 tbsp very cold water Directions for the Quick, Easy, Shortcrust Pastry Recipe 1. Place the flour, butter and salt into a large clean bowl. […]

Shortcrust pastry

  Shortcrust pastry basic recipe A quick and easy recipe for shortcrust pastry. You can make it by hand or in a food processor.Used for apple pies Ingredients 125g/4oz plain flour pinch of salt 55g/2oz butter, cubed 30-45ml/2-3 tbsp cold water Shortcrust pastry Preparation method Put the flour and salt in a large bowl and add the cubes of […]