Ascott Short Crust Pastry

Ingredients:

Ascott or Matthews Short Crust Pastry Flour   200g

Salt                                                                      Pinch

Lard                                                                    50g

Marg                                                                50g

Water                                                               2-3tbsp

Method:

  • Sieve the flour and salt.
  • Rub in the fat to a fine crumb texture.
  • Make a well in the middle.
  • Add sufficient water to make a fairly firm dough
  • Roll with floured rolling pin on floured surface
  • Handle as little and lightly as possible
  • Press into a pastry tin, do not trim edges
  • Chill for 30 mins
  • Place round baking paper and baking beans on top
  • Bake in oven 200c/180c fan/gas for 15 mins
  • Remove baking paper and bake for further 5 mins
  • Carefully trim off the excess pastry
  • Cool and complete with filling

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