Hot Water Crust Pastry


This recipe will show exactly how to whip up this flaky, sturdy crust for all your savory meat pies.

Want to make this tasty, foolproof pastry?

Heat and sift.

1. Heat the water and lard in a small saucepan until it barely comes to a boil. 2. Meanwhile, sift the flours.

Mix it up.

3. Pour the hot water and lard into the flour and stir until the dough comes together. 4. Knead gently to finish combining the ingredients.

Almost done!

5. The hot water crust is now ready to use. Keep it in a double boiler to keep it warm. 6. Roll out the pastry and use before it cools off.

It especially shines in free form pies or pasties.  You'll love its crisp texture and lovely flavor!

Use this pastry in any savory meat pie.