Suet Pastry

Description

Suet Pastry must be one of the simplest pastries to make and used for traditional pie making.

Ingredients

100 grams
Suet (Shredded)
200 grams
Self-Raising Flour
1 pinch
Salt
2 tablespoons
Cold Water

Instructions

  1. Simply combine the suet, flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add cold water to make a pliable paste.
  3. Knead lightly to combine everything, then roll for use.

Notes

What went wrong?

  • Suet dumplings fell apart in the soup?  The liquid boiled too hard; it just just simmer otherwise the heat and vigorous motion will break the dumplings apart.
  • The suet pastry crust was too hard?  To get the pastry crispy you should serve directly from the oven.
  • My steamed suet pudding crust was too heavy?  Usually this means that the temperature dropped during steaming.  Make sure the water is really boiling before you start, and only ever add boiling water to the steamer.

Tip: Traditionally animal suet would be used (it's a hard animal fat) but vegetable suet can be used instead.

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