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Rough Puff Pastry Recipe     CD  CBF    40mins

 

Makes approx. 400g/14oz   Cold  Pastry  Pastries Baked Faye  Dessert  Pudding   Eggless

 

Ingredients:

225g/8oz Plain Flour

1/2 teasp Salt

75g/3oz Butter, cut into small cubes

75g/3oz Lard, cut into small cubes

1 teasp Lemon Juice

Cold water to mix

 

Instructions

 

1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and stir the butter and lard carefully into the flour without squashing the cubes. Add the lemon juice and enough water to mix to a fairly soft dough, then shape into a rough square.

 

2. Roll out on a floured surface to a rectangle about 38x13cm/ 15x5inches. Fold the bottom third up to cover the centre third and the top third down over it. Seal the edges by pressing with the rolling-pin.

 

3. Turn the dough anti-clockwise so a folded edge is on the left. Repeat Step 2 three more times, chilling for 15 minutes between rollings if the pastry seems very soft.

 

4. Cover and chill for 15 minutes, then roll out, trim the edges and use as required.

 

 

 

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