Pastry is a simple dough of flour, water and shortening that can be savoury or sweet. I used to buy this in blocks from the local supermarket but it turns out to be about three times the cost of making it yourself. Also the children and grandchildren love to “help”. Pastry can be used in a large section of the menu. Everything from Mushroom and Sausage Mini Quiches and Bacon and Egg Pie through to Apple Danish Parcels and
- Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Stir in the salt, then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough.
- Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured surface. Wrap in cling film and chill while preparing the filling.