TO MAKE HOT WATER PASTE
water crust is a pastry used for savoury pies, such
as pork pies, game pies, etc. It was traditionally used
for making hand-raised pies and ss the name suggests
it is made by melting the fat in boling water and then
mixing with the flour. It is a form of pastry that can
be shaped by hand and baked in a mould. Once baked it.
Once baked it has a crisp outercrust but importantly
it will hold liquids which allows pies to be filled
with a savoury jelly or gravy.
is the hot water paste recipe for making Pork Pies -
a pan, bring to the boil the water and the lard
flour and salt, sieved 3 times into a bowl
on the water and lard and mix in with a wooden spoon
onto floured workbench and mould into a workable paste
while adding the chopped chervil
- this pastry must be used while still warm.
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to Cologne to help prepare meals for a political conference,
where amongst other dignitaries they cooked for Mr Brehznev,
the then powerful Russian leader. This was to prove
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