Sweet Hot Butter Crust Pastry

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The Cook's Companion: A step-by-step guide to cooking skills including original recipes

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1991

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This method is rather similar to hot-water crust pastry. I tried it out as an experiment years ago and have used it ever since. This pastry must be the easiest of all pastries to make, and produces a crisp, biscuit-like crust, ideal to hold a filling. It can be baked blind without being weighted down and doesn’t shrink during baking although it is best to