Staple flaky pastry for pies
- 500g plain flour
- 125g lard
- 125g margarine
- 5 tablespoons cold water
Prep:10min › Ready in:10min
- Cut the lard and margarine into cubes, and toss into flour. Take your hands and crumble it up into a fine, pebbly, grainy sort of dough.
- Add water, enough to make a soft dough. Form into a ball, and chill for about an hour.
- When chilled, knead it a couple of times on a floured surface. Roll it out, and proceed to fill with your choice of pie fillings.
I love making pies and pasties and my pastry is always delicious, however, when I try to make flaky pastry it just isn't flaky. What's the secret. Is it oven temp? Steve. - 31 Jan 2013
- 12 Jun 2011