Coconut Low Carb Pastry

Ingredients

  • 50g Doves Farm Organic Coconut Flour
  • 50g ground almonds
  • pinch of salt
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • oil, for dish
  • ground almonds, for dusting

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub a little butter around the inside of a 20cm/8” round quiche or tart dish.
  3. Put the flour, ground almonds and salt into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Add the butter and, using a pastry blender or fork, mash it into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Break the egg into a small bowl, add the lemon juice and beat together.
  6. Tip the egg into the mixing bowl and stir to bring together a soft dough.
  7. Gather everything together pressing it into a ball of dough with your hands.
  8. Dust a piece of parchment with ground almonds, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with more ground almonds.
  9. Flatten the dough with the palm of your hand and leave for 5 minutes.
  10. Roll out the pastry into a circle 5cm/2” larger than your dish and, using the parchment for support, transfer the pastry to the prepared tart dish and gently press it into place. OR simply press the pastry into the baking dish using your fingers.
  11. Remove the parchment and pinch the pastry to seal any cracks or gaps that appear.
  12. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish.
  13. Continue as per your recipe.