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Rough Puff Pastry

Rough Puff Pastry
Ingredients
  • 1¾ cups plain flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 100 ml cold water
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Cut butter into pieces, the size of marbles.
  3. Stir butter into flour lightly with a knife.
  4. Add lemon juice and water, and mix into a dry dough.
  5. Knead lightly on a floured board.
  6. Roll out to a thin strip.
  7. Fold in three, seal ends and turn. Repeat three times.
  8. Roll out and use as required.

 

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Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry

Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry
Ingredients
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut in 1 tablespoon pieces
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon ice water
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • ¼ all purpose gluten-free flour mix
  • ¾ cup millet flour
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 190°C
  2. Have ready a 20 - 22cm tart pan with removable bottom and fluted edges, or a pie plate or springform pan will work.
  3. Mix flours and salt in a bowl. Rub butter into the flour with fingertips until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre and gradually add lightly beaten egg and water, stirring with a knife to make a dough.
  4. Scrape the soft dough onto a lightly floured piece of waxed paper. Lightly dust the ball with flour and shape into a disk.
  5. Wrap dough with the waxed paper and refrigerate for at least one hour or until firm before rolling. At this stage it can also be frozen, wrap tightly in waxed paper, followed by plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag.
  6. Roll the dough between 2 sheets of lightly floured waxed paper.
  7. Remove the top sheet of waxed paper and take the remaining sheet with the dough and gently turn upside down onto pan or pie plate.
  8. Gently peel back the waxed paper and press the dough into the pan. If the dough tears just patch with pieces of dough.
  9. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until crust is light golden brown.