How To Make Short Crust Pastry

Its a gluten free short crust.

You will need:

  • 250g Gluten free plain flour (Make Your Own)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 60g butter
  • 60g lard
  1. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. 
  2. Cut the butter and lard into cubes and add to the flour. Use a knife to start cutting the fats into the flour
  3. Rub the fats into the flour, rubbing the mixture through your fingertips, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of very cold water and start mixing it into the mixture with a round-bladed knife. Gradually add enough water until the mixture binds together, using only the minimum amount of water, as too much will result in a tough pastry.
  5. When the mixture starts to form the dough, roll it into a ball, handling as little as possible. 
  6. Wrap the pastry in a freezer bag, or cling film, and let it rest in the fridge for at least half an hour before rolling out.