4. Rough Puff Pastry

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By Claudia Roden

Published 1986

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I was recently given a most ingenious and easy, if unconventional, way of preparing flaky pastry for börek. Margarine is used for its spreading quality.


  • 120 g (4 oz) plus 250 g (8 oz) margarine


Rub 120 g (4 oz) softened but cold margarine into the flour. Sprinkle in salt. Mix the water with the lemon juice or vinegar, and add it to the flour gradually, working it in quickly and using only e