Weigh the Flour and the Olive Oil in the same bowl
Add the pinch Salt and the 20g Caster Sugar
Mix together until they vaguely resemble breadcumbs…
Add the Cold Water and work together with your hands
At the beginning, your hands will be messy… but eventually the Pastry Dough will begin to come away from your hands and the bowl, to form one piece
Definitely don’t work it too much – just enough to bring the ingredients together… You’re trying to keep the mixture cold and get it into the fridge, wrapped in cling film as quickly as you can!
Chill the Pastry for half an hour to an hour in the fridge before using… then,
Pre-heat the oven to just under 200˚c and roll out the pastry (using lots of Flour)
Line a flan tin with the rolled out Pastry and prick a couple of times with a fork… Blind bake for 20 mins (with greaseproof paper and baking beans) and then 5 minutes more (this time without the baking beans)
You are now ready to fill the flan or tart with whatever you’re cooking!
This cholesterol bustingly brilliant recipe for Pastry comes from Fuss Free Cooking…