Pie Pastry

February 29, 2012

I usually keep store bought pastry in my freezer but I didn’t have any so went searching for a simple pie pastry recipe, this is what I found…

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar (I only have brown so thats what I used)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup lard (I only have milk free marge in my house…)
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

Method

  • Mix together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
  • Cut in the lard until the mixture looks like course meal.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together water, egg yolk, vanilla and vinegar.
  • Stir into flour and knead very briefly until just smooth.
  • Allow to rest for 15 minutes before rolling out.
  • Pastry is easier to work with when cold so I popped mine in the fridge for the 15 minutes.
  • When rested, flour your work surface lightly and roll out to desired shape and size.

 

 

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One Response to “Pie Pastry”

  1. […] First things first was the pastry, I usually keep some store bought stuff in my freezer but we were out, so I found this easy homemade recipe. […]

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