Aunty Thel's Biscuit Pastry

I am beyond pleased to tell you that my BFF checked with her family and it's ok to share the pastry recipe with you. I feel honoured that I am able to honour the memory of a wonderful lady by posting one of her recipes. The one request her family made was that it continue to be known as “Aunty Thel's biscuit pastry”.
You will need
  • 1 cup SR flour (I use white wings/freefrom  GF flour)
  • ½ cup icing sugar (I used raw sugar and it worked, or you can wizz it in your TM... before putting other ingredients in)
  • ¼ cup corn flour (Be sure to use maize corn flour not “wheaten cornflour” which is made of wheat)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 tbs marg (butter works too)
  • 1 egg
  • Sift dry ingredients
  • Rub in marg
  • add well beaten egg and cut through with knife
  • knead in bowl
  • roll out as required (Its yummy raw)
  • bake in moderate oven til golden brown (approx ½ hour)
THERMO method (I used a double mix so that there was enough for a crust and lid... it all fit)
  • pop dry ingredients into TM bowl, turn the dial to closed lid position
  • press turbo for 2 seconds to sive the dry ingredients.
  • Weigh in the butter- 60g = 3 tbs, use speed 5, 5-10 seconds til mix looks like breadcrumbs
  • Add egg, turn dial to closed lid position, press the knead button (Looks like wheat)
  • knead till the dough comes together (I think mine took about 20 seconds)
  • bake in moderate oven till golden brown.
Time to test it on the people blessed with cooperative digestion systems; that's right the “glutenli-abled” or people who do not have to eat GF food if they don't choose to...
I took this pastry (as an apple pie) to 9 friends, and we were quite full by the time dessert came out... and it was a hit. They liked it as much as we did. Yea!


  1. That's looks terrific, TY Aunty's Thel's family for allowing it to be shared. F

  2. For savoury pies, remove the sugar. If dough does not form, try adding half an eggshell of water and keep kneading.


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