Rich Shortcrust Pepper Pastry

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Appears in
Fabulous Food

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1997

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The only pepper that really works in this pastry is the black variety. Once it has been milled, I strain it through a sieve, taking out any over-coarse lumps. I use this recipe for savoury flans and quiches.


  • 250 g (9 oz) plain flour
  • 150 g (5


Rub the butter into the flour with the black pepper until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and 1–2 tablespoons of very cold water to give a good pastry texture. Wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge before rolling.