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🥧 Hot Water Crust

Hot Water Crust

⏲ Total Time
20 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🌾 265 g all-purpose flour
  • 🌾 55 g strong white bread flour
  • 🧈 55 g unsalted butter
  • 🥕 65 g vegetable shortening
  • 🧂 1 tsp salt
  • 💧 135 ml boiling water

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 bowl
  • 1 pan
  • 1 spoon

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Put all-purpose flour and strong white bread flour into a bowl. Add the cubed unsalted butter and rub in with your fingertips.

Step 2


Melting vegetable shortening on the stovetop in water can cause the mixture to explode. Watch carefully and don't overcook.

Heat the vegetable shortening in a pan until melted. Dissolve the salt in the boiling water, then add to the melted vegetable shortening.

Step 3

Pour this liquid into the flour. Mix with a spoon then, as soon as it is cool enough, tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and work together into a ball. Be careful that the dough is not too hot when you start to work it.

Step 4

Once the dough ball is formed, leave it to cool slightly. If it’s still lumpy, work it a minute or two longer.

Step 5

Divide the dough in two, making one piece slightly bigger than the other.

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