Tuesday, July 2, 2013


So to preface this let me start of by saying that up until about a month ago, the thought of making my own dough/pastry never occurred to me. I have always been someone who uses the frozen pastry sheets to make quiches or pies but when I had to urge to make Apple Pie about a month ago and didn't have any frozen pastry, I figured that I would attempt to make my own. It worked out pretty good, delicious actually and therefore I don't think I will ever go back to using store bought pastry/dough. It is true that it's more convenient and it is quite and effort to make your own dough and pastry but trust me when I say that it tastes SO much better. Watch the recipe HERE or keep reading for the written version.

1 3/4 cups (260g) Plain Flour
1/2 cup (75g) Self-Raising Flour
185g Unsalted Butter
1/3 cup (75g) Stevia
2 Eggs
1 tbs Milk

♥ Method
Step 1:
Sift flours and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add butter and rub lightly into flour with your fingertips. Lift mixture high above the bowl as you rub, to incorporate air into the pastry and make it lighter. Continue until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir through sugar.
Step 3: Lightly beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon chilled water, then drizzle over flour mixture. Start to bring the dough together by cutting the liquid into the dough with a blunt knife, then form into a smooth ball with your hands, adding a little more water if necessary.
Step 4: Divide dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes.

Don't forget to check back next Wednesday for the apple pie recipe.

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Thanks for reading :)

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