The Best Pastry Ever.

Short Crust PastryFat Flour Pastry MixPastry CrumbsShort Crust Pastry Ball
  • Yield : A large lid for a pie
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 20m

Got to be honest here, this one comes directly from my mum, who basically says its a “half n half” quantity. Which¬†means that you use half the amount of fat to flour, (splitting the fat in half between butter and lard). How easy do you need it? Cheers Mary xxx

See the video page for what Pastry Crumbs look like

Check out my Cornish Pasty recipe here…


  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 50g Lard
  • 50g Butter
  • Good Pinch of Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp of cold water


Step 1

Put the flour in to a large mixing bowl. (No need to sift flour these day)

Step 2

Add the "fat" in to the bowl with and rub together using your fingers until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. (See the video)

Step 3

Add the salt and then gradually add the water mixing with a knife until the mixture forms a rough looking dough ball.

Step 4

Wrap in cling and chill for 10 minutes before rolling out on a floured surface.

Step 5

- Alternatively you can bang all your ingredients in to a food processor and blitz until you get crumbs. Then slowly add water until the mixture forms a ball.


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