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Aberdeen Butteries

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  Strong plain flour 1 Pound (450 Grams)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Lard 6 Ounce (175 Grams)
  Butter 6 Ounce (175 Grams)
  Fresh yeast/1 ounce/25 grams dried yeast 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)
  Warm water 1⁄2 Pint (3 Deciliter)
  Castor sugar 1 Teaspoon (Leveled)

1) Preheat oven hot to 425°F, 220°C or Gas No. 7.

2) In a mixing basin sieve flour and salt.
3) On a plate, beat with the blade of a knife or spatula lard and butter. Mark evenly into thirds.
4) Mix one-third to the sifted flour mixture. Rub the mixture until fine and create a well at the centre.
5) In a small basin mix fresh yeast with warm water.
6) To dissolve dried yeast dissolve a teaspoon of sugar in lukewarm water and sprinkle yeast over it. Keep aside in a warm place for about 10 minutes until frothy.
7) Add yeast liquid to the flour to make rough dough.
8) Place on a clean working surface. Knead well.
9) Make into oblong dough, mark the pastry into three and place one-third of the butter in small pieces over the top two-thirds of the pastry.
10) Fold lower third of pastry over the centre and bring top down over this.
11) With a rolling pin seal the edges and half turn the pastry and let stand in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
12) Make into a rectangle and repeat the procedure with remaining fat.
13) To prepare the butteries, roll the pastry to about 1/2 inch (1 cm) in thickness.
14) With a sharp knife trim the sides and make into approximately twelve-sixteen squares.
15) Grease a baking and put the dough in the baking tray. Leave in warm place.
16) Bake above centre in oven for 15-20 minutes.

17) Serve with butter and marmalade.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
70 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 369 Calories from Fat 233

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g40.3%

Saturated Fat 13 g64.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 43.9 mg14.6%

Sodium 196.4 mg8.2%

Total Carbohydrates 31 g10.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.93 g3.7%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 2 g4.8%

Vitamin A 7.1% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 0.8% Iron 0.81%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Aberdeen Butteries Recipe