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Flaky Pastry Recipe

A quick and easy pastry for quiche bases and pies.

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Key Features

  • Suitable for Vegetarians


For one quiche of up to 25cm/10 ins:

- 250g/8 oz Plain White Flour
- 150g/6 oz Butter, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon (5ml) Salt
- about 2 tablespoons (30ml) very cold Water


- Sift the flour and the salt into a big bowl, or a wide board

- Put the butter in the middle and rub it into the flour, until you have butter pieces the size of small peas.

- Make a well in the centre, and add half the water - using your fingertips, draw the the butter/flour mixture into the centre as lightly as possible.

- Add as much water as necessary to form a smooth dough.

- Wrap the pastry and chill it in the fridge until its needed.

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