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Gluten Free Hot Water Pastry for Raised Pies

Makes 650g pastry

This type of pastry made with hot water makes a pliable dough and strong pastry crust. Hot water crust pastry is traditionally used for raised pies such as this Gluten Free Raised Pork Pie*.

Free from Gluten, Soya, Wheat, Dairy, Nuts
Without crystal sugar

Ingredients

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  • GLUTEN FREE HOT WATER PASTRY
  • 300g FREEE White Bread Flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 125g lard
  • 1 egg
  • 200ml boiling water
  • RAISED PIE
  • 650g hot water pastry from above
  • 700g pork pie filling*
  • butter, for dish
  • flour, for dusting
  • water, for brushing

Gluten Free Hot Water Pastry

  1. Put the flour and salt into a bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Add the lard and use a fork or pastry blender to work it into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Avoid using your fingers for this.
  3. Break the egg into a small bowl and beat to mix.
  4. Pour half the beaten egg into the mixing bowl and stir to roughly combine.
  5. Add the boiling water and immediately stir to bring together a slightly sticky dough.
  6. Cover the dough and leave to stand for at least an hour.

Raised Pie

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub butter generously around the base and sides of a 15cm/6” round, loose bottom, deep cake tin or insert a baking liner.
  3. Take two thirds of the pastry and press it into the bottom and sides of the dish.
  4. Tip the pie filling into the pastry lined tin and smooth the top.
  5. Brush the pastry rim with water.
  6. Lightly dust the work surface with flour, put the remaining dough in the middle and sprinkle it with more flour.
  7. Roll the pastry into a 15cm/6” circle.
  8. Brush a little water around the circumference of the pastry circle.
  9. Press a 3cm/1¼” cookie cutter or egg cup into the centre of the pastry and remove the small pastry circle. This will allow steam to escape during cooking.
  10. Transfer the pastry circle over the filled pie, inverting it so the moistened side is down.
  11. Press, pinch or crimp together the outside edges using your fingers or the flat prongs of a fork.
  12. Brush the remaining beaten egg over the top of the pie.
  13. Place the pie on an oven tray and bake for 80-90 minutes until golden.
  14. Allow the pie to cool completely in the tin.
  15. Carefully push and lift the cold pie out of the tin.
  16. Wrap the pie and refrigerate. Best eaten within 3-4 days.

Equipment

15cm/6” round, loose bottom deep cake tin, 3cm/1¼” cookie cutter or egg cup, mixing bowls and large oven tray

Temperature

170°C, Fan 150°C, 325°F, Gas 3

Cooking time

80-90 minutes

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Ingredients

Change Quantities:
  • GLUTEN FREE HOT WATER PASTRY
  • 300g FREEE White Bread Flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 125g lard
  • 1 egg
  • 200ml boiling water
  • RAISED PIE
  • 650g hot water pastry from above
  • 700g pork pie filling*
  • butter, for dish
  • flour, for dusting
  • water, for brushing

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