This is a simple pastry often used for meat pies.
Recipe courtesy of Rachel Allen
Total:
1 hr
Active:
15 min
Yield:
Makes 1 crust (9 ounces)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) water
  • 8 ounces all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

Place the butter and water in a medium-sized saucepan, and heat gently, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts, then bring the mixture to a rolling boil. 

Meanwhile, sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the middle of the flour, and add the egg. Pour the hot liquid into the flour and stir with a wooden spoon to mix. 

Spread the mixture out on a large plate with the wooden spoon and cool, about 15 minutes. Then wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, or until firm. Use according to the recipe you are making.

Categories:

Cooking Tips 3 Videos

Step-by-step photos

Eggs 101: Poached 01:24

These easy steps will have you poaching eggs to perfection in no time.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Plum Tart with Almond Pastry Crust

Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger

Barley Water

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Venison Pastry

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Paterson|Clarissa Dickson Wright

Venison Pastry

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Paterson|Clarissa Dickson Wright

Shortcrust Pastry

Pastry Cream

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Puff Pastry

Recipe courtesy of Lorraine Pascale

Choux Pastry

On TV

Belly Up!

7am | 6c

Belly Up!

7:30am | 6:30c

Belly Up!

8am | 7c

Belly Up!

8:30am | 7:30c

Belly Up!

9am | 8c

Belly Up!

9:30am | 8:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30am | 9:30c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

11:30am | 10:30c

Good Eats

12pm | 11c

Good Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Good Eats

1pm | 12c

Good Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cheap Eats

3pm | 2c

Cheap Eats

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cheap Eats

4pm | 3c

Cheap Eats

4:30pm | 3:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

5:30pm | 4:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

6:30pm | 5:30c

Big Bad BBQ Brawl

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8pm | 7c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

8:30pm | 7:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

9:30pm | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10pm | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

12:30am | 11:30c

Burgers, Brew & 'Que

1:30am | 12:30c

Cheap Eats

2am | 1c

Cheap Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

So Much Pretty Food Here