Quick Flaky Pastry

Ingredients:   8 oz plain flour 6 oz butter pinch of salt cold water   Method: 1.    Take the butter block from the fridge and wrap it in a piece of foil and return it to the freezer for 30 minutes.  Butter needs to remain as cold as possible. 2.    Sift the...

Puff Pastry

  Ingredients:   8 oz (200 g) flour 1/4 pint (125 ml) ice-cold water 8 oz (200 g) margarine or butter Few drops of lemon juice Pinch of salt   Method:    Sieve the flour and salt. 2.    Rub in 2 oz (50 g) of butter or margarine. 3.    Make a well in the...

Jam Tart

Ingredients:   8 oz plain flour 2 oz lard (or your choice of vegetable fat) 2 oz butter Pinch of salt Cold Water Jam of choice   Method: 1. Put flour and salt in a bowl. (I mix it up with a balloon whisk) 2. Chop the lard and butter up and put into bowl. Use...

Shortcrust Pastry

Ingredients: 8 oz plain flour 2 oz lard (or your choice of vegetable fat) 2 oz butter Pinch of salt Cold Water   Method: 1.  Put flour and salt in a bowl (I mix it up with a balloon whisk). 2.  Chop the lard and butter up and put into bowl. Use a blunt knife to...
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