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Olive Oil Pastry   Veg  HT  CD CBF 10mins plus chilling



Makes 175g/6oz Pastry     Hot Cold Vegetarian Baked Fayre  Dairy free




100g/4oz Plain Flour

1/8 teasp Salt

2 tbsp Olive Oil

1 tbsp Water

1 large Egg, beaten





1. Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and combine well.


2. Add the oil and blend with an electric mixer then add the water and egg and mix well. The mixture should be crumbly, but moist.


3. Gather the mixture together with your hands and form into a ball, but do not knead. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.


Use and cook as shortcrust pastry. 





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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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