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sieve 8oz of plain flour into a bowl with a pinch of salt
add 4oz of fat - this can be butter, margerine or lard
rub between your fingers until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
bind using approx 2 tablespoons of water, gathering the mixture into a ball
roll out on a floured surface
the pastry can now be used to make a variety of pies, tarts etc
bake in a hot oven - approx 180 degrees celcius.