Hot Water Pastry

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Something that approximates Cornish pasty crust


  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 2/3 c water
  • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • (optional) swap out 1/4c flour with wheat gluten for chewier dough

Cooking Instructions

  1. Boil the water with the shortening in it, until everything is boiling with no lumps
  2. Measure the dry ingredients into a bowl, 1.5L or larger
  3. Pour boiling wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mix with fork until it's a touchable temperature, then knead until dough is smooth and all flour is incorporated
  4. Roll out flat, cut to appropriate sizes, fill, and bake until the filling's done, but the crust is going to be an absolute minimum of 40m @ 180C/350F

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