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Basic Flaky Pie Crust

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The Gourmandize Team

A no-frills pie crust recipe, to make the perfect pies every time.

Rate this recipe 2.1/5 (185 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 250g flour
  • 120g buttery spread
  • 3 tablespoons water

Details

servings 1
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Sift the flour into a bowl to ensure clumps are removed.

Step 2

Pinch the buttery spread into the flour until you have a crumbled texture that resembles breadcrumbs

Step 3

Spoon on the water and knead into a dough before rolling flat onto a floured surface 1cm thick.

Step 4

Place cling film above and below then roll over itself to store an easy quick pastry ready for use.

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For complimentary dishes, add some paprika or chilli powder to the recipe, or five spice for a perfect spicy variation.

For desserts feel free to incorporate ginger powder or vanilla extract.

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