How to Make Potato Pastry

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An easy to make pastry that is used for savoury vegetable, meat and fish pies.

This pastry became very popular during the second world war as a method of stretching the flour ration further.

It’s surprisingly good, making a light pastry that remained popular for a long time after flour rationing ended.

As the years have gone by, it’s almost been forgotten but do give it a try before some celebrity chef discovers potato pastry and the price of potatoes rockets!

Potato Pastry Ingredients:

  • 3 oz (84 g) butter or margarine
  • 5 oz (140 g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 oz (112 g) cooled, cooked potatoes
  • Salt to taste

Method for Making Potato Pastry:

  1. Beat the fat with a fork until soft and work in the sieved flour, baking powder, salt and sieved potato.
  2. Work with the hands to a pliable dough.
  3. Turn on to a lightly floured board and roll out.
  4. Use for savoury pastries.

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