In this household, mainly due to my aversion to thinking about and cooking evening meals, our children each cook one night a week. The menu pretty much consists of homemade ‘takeaways’ such as nachos, pizza, fish and chips and tortilla however my eldest is beginning to branch out a little more, a little more often.
She loves pies, well actually anything pastry orientated to be truthful, and making mince pies for tea is a favourite – we haven’t quite got to the catering for all your dinner guests including your vegetarian mother ……. Anyway this has proved a bit trickier for her since we have be making a point of buying Palm Oil free as all the pre-rolled pastry has said oil in it.
Although I have offered to show her how to make pastry it has always been declined …. until recently that is. Over the last few weeks she has seen just how easy pastry can be to make and also how much yummier it is to eat! So I thought I would share this very simple pastry recipe (from Edmonds Cookbook) which works equally as well for both sweet and savoury dishes. It does make a lot of pastry though so either half the recipe or begin thinking of dessert ….. apple parcels anyone? 🙂
Back to Basics Pastry
2 Cups flour
125gm Cold Butter in small cubes
-Rub the butter into the flour until it is the consistency of breadcrumbs.
-Slowly add and mix in cold water until a dough begins to form.
-Lightly and quickly knead the dough together.
-Roll out on a floured board and use as desired.
Yes it is that easy! The results are so much better than shop pastry too so go on and give it ago … that is the gluten and diary tolerant amongst you 🙂
Hope this finds you healthy, happy and full of energy.