Flaky Pastry Recipe

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 Updated 17/03/2017

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A flaky pastry is slightly more difficult than other pastry recipes but does provide a delicious and rich pastry ideal for sweet and savory pies such as sausage rolls, special occasion pasties and cream slices.

Here are links to other pastry recipes on the site:

Biscuit Crumb
Biscuit Pie
Hot Water Crust
Pate Sucree
Rough Puff
Suet Crust


  • 2 cups (8oz) plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • just under 1/2 cup (3oz) lard
  • just under 1/2 cup (3oz) butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • cold water
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Put the butter and lard onto a plate.
  2. Mix them together until they are just soft.
  3. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Using cool fingertips rub one quarter of the fat mix into the flour until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  5. Mix this to a stiff dough with the lemon juice and cold water.
  6. Roll the pastry out to form an oblong three times greater in length than in width.
  7. Divide the remaining fat mix into three parts.
  8. Place evenly one third of the fat in dots on two thirds of the pastry.
  9. Fold the third of the pastry without any fat on it over the next third and then fold the remaining third over this.
  10. Gently press the rolling pin down on the sides of the folded pastry.
  11. Repeat the dotting with fat, folding and rolling twice more, turning the pastry over each time.
  12. Rap the pastry in greaseproof paper and leave in the fridge for 45 minutes before using.

Prep Time: 65 minutes

Cook Time: NA

Yield: NA


Interesting recipe
#3 - abe - 08/02/2010 - 13:55
Thanks guys
#2 - conrad - 12/22/2009 - 01:20
Hi There,

I am interested in learning how to make puff pastry. Are there ways to become successful at it?

Please repply!
#1 - Beatrice - 07/09/2008 - 22:01
what is the lime juice used for in flaky pastry
#0 - SHAPHIR - 05/28/2008 - 17:56
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