Sweet Rich Shortcrust Pastry

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READY IN: 1hr 20mins
YIELD: 18 pies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Add the butter and lard and rub into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs. This can be done in a mixer or use a special pastry tool or your fingers.
  • Stir in the icing sugar and orange rind.
  • Add the egg and the orange juice gradually until you can bring it together to form a smooth dough. Its essential that the pastry isn't overworked, too much handling makes it tough.
  • Put in a plastic bag and refridgerate for half an hour.
  • Remove from fridge and roll out using to make the mince pies with the mincemeat. Bake at 180C for 15-20 minutes.
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