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Good pastry recipe?

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Mimi1977 Thu 22-Oct-09 14:35:29

Making an apple pie and not sure what recipe to use as the ones in my cook books all vary.

Iklboo Thu 22-Oct-09 14:37:08

Sweet shortcrust pastry is best - or normal shortcrust with sugar sprinkled on top before baking. This is my favourite recipe:

1 - put coat on
2 - go to shop
3 - buy packet of reasy made shortcrust pastry grin

Sorry it's not helpful - I'm in work and can't access my recipes

extremelychocolateymilkroll Thu 22-Oct-09 14:44:28

When I'm making a pie for a dinner plate size I use 4oz of plain flour, 1.5 tsps baking powder, 1 oz of butter and 1oz of white Flora. (If you don't have white flora you can use an egg). Rub together for about a minute until you get fine crumbs, add cold water slowly until you form a dough. Put in the fridge while you prepare the apples. Roll out, add apples and sugar to taste - I usually use 3 dessert spoons. Brush the top with milk. Cook at gas mark 5 for 30-40 minutes. The basic rule is half fat to flour. Try to keep everything as cold as possible - I run the tap over my wrists before I start rubbing the fat into the flour.

overmydeadbody Fri 23-Oct-09 06:48:02

Delia's recipe is best.

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