Short Crust Pastry Recipe
You will need:
8 oz. flour 2 oz. lard (or
Pinch salt vegetable
2 oz. margarine shortening)
Cold water to mix
1 Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
2 Roughly chop the fat and add to the flour. Rub the fat into the flour using the finger tips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3 Gradually add the cold water and knead mixture lightly by hand until it works together into a firm dough.
4 Turn out on to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly until smooth. Turn pastry over and roll out, as required.
5 For baking times see individual recipes using short crust pastry.