Wholemeal Pastry


  • 200g Doves Farm Organic Fine Plain Wholemeal Flour
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 6-8 tbsp cold water
  • butter, for dish


  1. Pre-heat the oven.
  2. Rub a little butter around the inside of your dish or tin.
  3. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
  4. Using a pastry blender or fork, mash the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Stir in enough of the water to bring the pastry together into a soft dough.
  6. Cover the dough and leave it to stand for 15 minutes.
  7. Dust the work surface with flour, put the dough in the middle and sprinkle it with flour.
  8. Roll out the pastry into a circle 5cm/2” larger than your dish and lift it into the dish, OR simply press the pastry into the baking dish using your fingers.
  9. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish.
  10. Continue as per your recipe.