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Hot Water Pastry

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Hot Water Pastry is great for game or pork pies, and bakes into a golden brown, thick crust.

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300 gPlain White Flour or
300 gGluten Free Plain White Flour Blend
1 Egg
100 mlWater
75 gButter
1 Pinch of Salt


  1. Roughly mix together the flour, salt and egg.
  2. Place the water and butter in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  3. Stir the liquid into flour mixture and bring together into a ball of dough.
  4. Press two thirds of the pastry into your pie dish and roll out the remainder to form the lid.
  5. When you have filled the pie, brush the rim of the pastry base with water, lay the lid on top and press to seal the edges.
  6. Bake as per your recipe.

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By Ms Jane Hurd

08 Nov 2014 | 20:53 GMT

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Made this tonight, into a game pie, not quite right, it was a bit crumbly, however we loved it, it made a great pie.