Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Everyone in France who has ever been to a Tupperware party comes away knowing this recipe. It is so simple it is impossible to ruin.
- 250 g all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 100 ml oil or 100 ml light cream
- 100 ml hot water
- Put the ingredients in the specified order into a large bowl or other container with lid that can be sealed.
- Close the lid then shake hard from side to side 5 or 6 times, then up and down 5 or 6 6 times. That's it; it's ready! (You can also mix this in your food processor or with a beater, but it's less fun!).
- Use your fingers to pat the pastry into a pie plate or pizza pan. Add the rest of your ingredients and bake.
- NOTE: For a sweet pastry, replace the oil with melted butter and add 50 grams of sugar to the flour.
*April 1, 2008.* I'm not going to star this one yet. We tried this tonight for 3 pizzas. I ended up using about 1.5 cups of flour and a little less than 1/2 c of oil. We had a bitter aftertaste, so I think I will reduce the baking soda next time (and maybe the salt, too.) It was super easy though, and I think it may taste pretty good if the baking soda is reduced. *August 10, 2008.* I tried this again: 1.5 c flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/3 c oil, & 1/2 c hot water. It was pretty good that way. Still a little hint of bitter when eating the crust by itself. I did one crust with 1 c white whole wheat flour and 1/2 c all-purpose flour. It turned out good, too.
When I read this I thought "No way" but you were right, it was very easy to make. I have no doubt this is good for making pizza or calzones. However, it was very disappointing as a pie crust. It made too much for a 9" shell and it was very breadlike. Make sure to keep your fingers a bit wet when patting this dough out. After baking my apple pie, the crust was tough and hard as a brick - we could only eat the filling. Thanks Randy, I will try this recipe again the next time I need pizza dough.