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Basic Pastry For Two

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 8 Ounce (225 g)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter/Margarine 2 Ounce, cut in cubes (50 g)
  Lard 2 Ounce, cut in cubes (50 g)
  Chilled water 3 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) In to a bowl, sift the flour and salt together.
2) Rub in the butter or margarine and the lard with your fingertips until the mixture resembles grainy.
3) Sprinkle in chilled water evenly over the surface

MAKING
4) Stir continuously until the mixture begins to come together in large ball.
5) Using one hand, bring the mixture together to form a ball.
6) Lightly knead the dough for a few seconds to give firm, smooth dough. Do not over-handle.
7) Wrap the pastry in foil and allow to rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
8) When ready, lightly dust the working surface with flour and also on the rolling pin.
9) Roll out the dough evenly in one direction only, turning occasionally to a thickness of about 3 mm.

SERVING
10) Bake in the moderate hot oven until lightly browned on the surface.
11) Use as desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Butter
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
50 Minutes

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