Pastry Cases for 8-inch Tarts and Flans

Preparation info
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Appears in
Cooking and Dining in Medieval England

By Peter Brears

Published 2008

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  • 8 oz/225 g plain white flour
  • ¼ pt/150


Place the flour in a bowl, make a well in the centre, pour in the boiling water, and use a knife or spatula to form into a firm dough. (A little more water or flour may be required, depending on the absorbency of the flour.)

Turn onto a floured board, knead, and pat out on a layer of dry flour to form a disc about 6 inches in diameter, with a thick rim. Pinch the rim up to form vertical