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publication date: Oct 2, 2013
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Vegan Pasty for Pies and Tarts

Making pastry need not be a problem for those on a dairy free diet.   Below is a great basic recipe from my mothers Betty Crocker Cook Book from 1969!


1 cup plain flour

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup lard or dairy free margarine - I use Pure Sunflower

2 to 3 tablespoons of cold water - put an ice cube into the bowl to make it really cold


Measure the flour and salt into a bowl

Cut in lard thoroughly (use a couple of knives if you don't have a pastry cutter. The mixture should resemble breadcrumbs - I always end up using my hands)

Sprinkle with cold water 1 tablespoon at a time

Mix until all flour is moistened and dough almost cleans the side of the bowl

Gather the dough into a ball, flatten slightly and chill for 20 minutes

Roll out and use as you would any other pastry.






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