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How to Make the Perfect Pie Crust


Good for those yummy pies.

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The Gourmandize Team

A good is crust is all it takes to take your pie from passable to unsurpassable. See our secrets on how to make the perfect pie crust.

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  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g butter
  • diced
  • pinch salt


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Sift the flour into a large bowl, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Step 2

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.


Keep everything cold and use a food processor, if you have one, as it will stop the butter melting and keep the taste

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