Gluten Free and Vegan Shortcrust Pastry

Ingredients

  • 200g FREEE Plain White Flour
  • 100g butter or vegan butter
  • 8-9 tbsp cold water
  • flour, for dusting

Method

  1. Rub a little butter around the inside of your baking dish or tart tray and pre-heat the oven according to your recipe.
  2. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
  3. Use a fork or pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Avoid using your fingers for this.
  4. Stir in enough water to bring the pastry together into a soft slightly sticky ball of dough - it will appear a little wet but will absorb liquid while resting.
  5. Cover the pastry dough and leave it to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Dust the work surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with flour.
  7. Roll out the pastry into a circle 5cm/2” larger than your dish and lift it into the dish OR simply press it into the baking dish using your fingers.
  8. Fill and bake according to your recipe.