Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 2 oz lard or your choice of vegetable fat
  • 2 oz butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cold Water

Instructions

  • Put flour and salt in a bowl (I mix it up with a balloon whisk).
  • Chop the lard and butter up and put into bowl. Use a blunt knife to cut the fats up even smaller.
  • Use your fingers and rub the front and fats into each other to create breadcrumbs.
  • Add cold water slowly, mixing with a fork, then our hand until it is a smooth ball of dough. It should hold together easily but not be sticky.

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Author: Tamzin

Food activist and childhood nutrition advocate Tamzin Cochrane helps the busiest of people to cook up something healthy and delicious, even after a long day. She also helps companies and schools educate around—and create a culture and environment that truly supports healthy eating. Decades in the foodservice and hospitality industry have given Tamzin a well-rounded perspective on mealtime. She is passionate about bringing back the lost art of families and friends cooking together, and she loves seeing people enjoy the amazing tastes and textures of their communal effort. Inspiring children to cook and expand there horizons on food is very important. She shares this message through virtual coaching and video courses, by speaking at corporations, schools, and events, and through her recently-released video courses. Tamzin is found most often at The Pinny and Trowel Cooking School, which she opened in early 2020, it is located in Austin TX. Tamzin was born in England, grew up in Scotland, and now lives in Austin, Texas with her husband (who incidentally, is Scottish but grew up in England) and their children.

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