Easy Never Fail Pastry

    25 min

    This healthy pastry recipe only requires plain flour, oil and cold water! Try it - I know you'll be impressed.

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    Makes: 1 pie

    • 250g plain flour
    • 160ml rapeseed oil
    • 90ml iced water
    • 1 tespoon salt (optional)

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Mix together flour, oil and ice water.
    2. Divide dough in half. Roll each piece between two pieces of cling film.
    3. If you like, chill for 30 minutes befre rolling out on a floured surface as required in pie or quiche recipes.

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    I absoluely LOVE this recipe. I took the advice of others and added 1 tsp of sugar and 1 tsp of salt to the flour and also mixed the oil and water until creamy before adding it to the flour. I found that following the recipe as is makes enough for one pie crust with a bit left over, so I make 1.5 of the recipe for 2 pie crusts. I have used this many many times and will continue to keep making it! Thanks!  -  04 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was a bit skeptical as I mixed and rolled this out. It seemed pretty gooey. I did add a couple more teaspoons of flour as I rolled it out so that it wouldn't tear as I transferred it to the pie plate. But the end result is WOW. It's delicious! I used it to make an apple pie and sprinkled the top crust with a little sugar before baking. What a great recipe! Light, flakey, perfect. Even the bottom crust, which I was afraid would be soft, is firm yet delicate. I can't WAIT to make another pie with this recipe. It's a little intimidating as you're preparing it, but stick with it. The texture and flavor are among the best I've ever tasted. **just had to come back and add that my pies have now become famous in the neighborhood because of this recipe. Our friend has been heckling me all week from across the street to bake him a pie. Thank you thank you thank you for this recipe. I will never use another one as long as I live!  -  30 Jun 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I've been making a similar version for years. Only I add 1 t sugar and 1 t salt into the flour and combine with a fork. Next, stir the oil and ice water (7+ T) until creamy, then pour over flour mixture. You can also pat it into a pie plate to avoid rolling.  -  22 Jul 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)