Savoury Pastry Crust for Quiche

Recipe by CulinaryQueen
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READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 200C/400°F.
  • Sift the flour,salt and garlic powder into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the parsley and seeds and stir to combine with a fork.
  • Using a pastry blender (or your fingers) cut in the lard and butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • Sprinkle in the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing lightly with your fingertips or a fork until the dough forms a ball.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  • Place it carefully into a 10-inch quiche dish or loose-bottomed tart pan, easing the pastry in and being careful to to stretch it.
  • I prefer to leave the excess dough and not trim it until after it's baked to allow for any shrinkage, but that is up to you.
  • Line the pastry case with greaseproof paper and weigh it down with pastry weights or dried beans.
  • Bake 10 minutes.
  • Remove the paper and weights and return to oven.
  • Bake an additional 5 minutes until the pastry is set and beige in color.
  • Use the flat side of a palette knife to press down on the edge of the tart pan to remove the excess crust. (This is the part that I eat!).
  • Remove to cooling rack until ready to fill.
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