hot water crust pastry


200g white bread flour

275g plain flour

175g lard

125ml water

1.5 tsp salt


Put the flours and salt into a bowl and mix. Heat the water and lard together carefully, until the lard is melted (taking usual precautions when working with hot fat). Stir into the flour, then mix well, using your hands once it is cool enough to handle. Set aside unil it is cool enough to roll out.

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