'Fork mix' shortcrust pastry

    10 min

    An exeptionally easy pastry recipe. You just chuck all four ingredients into a bowl and mix with a fork, then roll out on a lightly floured work surface. This recipe is also dairy free and vegan.

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    Makes: 350 g pastry

    • 225g (8 oz) McDougalls® super-sifted flour, self-raising or plain
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 4 dessertspoons cold water
    • 110g (4 oz) Trex®

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Simply place all ingredients together in a bowl and firmly mix with a fork until a ball of dough forms, about 1 to 2 minutes.
    2. Roll out as usual on a lightly floured work surface, and use in your favourite recipe.

    Pastry tips

    Be sure to use the proportion of fat quoted in the recipe.
    Shape the pastry into a round, square or oblong according to your requirements before rolling out.
    Right-handed workers should press more heavily with the left hand until even rolling with both hands becomes a habit.
    Never stretch the pastry to make it fit a dish as it will shrink away from the edge during cooking.
    When lining a pie plate, flan ring, etc, press the pastry firmly against the base to expel the air. If this is not done, the air expands in the heat of the oven and pushes the pastry up through the filling.
    Cover the pastry with greaseproof paper when it is sufficiently brown, if the cooking period has to be prolonged until the filling is cooked.

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