Raised Pie Crust or Hot Water Crust Pastry

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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Ingredients

For Pork, Veal and Ham or Raised Game Pies

  • 10 oz. plain flour
  • ½ teasp. salt
  • 3

Method

Sift the flour and salt into a warm bowl, make a well in the centre, and keep in a warm place. Heat the lard and milk or water together gently until boiling, then add them to the flour, mixing well with a wooden spoon, until cool enough to knead with the hands. Knead thoroughly, use as required.

Bake in a hot oven (425° F., Gas 7), reduce heat to moderate (350 ° F., Gas