This happens to be a really super useful and really nice recipe, it happens to be Vegan as well because the person that asked for it needed a Vegan and Gluten Free recipe.
If you need any more info about how to handle it (as it will be friable in a way that wheat flour pastry is not and it can get frustrating), then I refer you to the recipe http://scarletrosita.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/sausage-rolls-gluten-wheat-free-with-a-vegan-pastry/
which has a few clues as to what to do
I love this pastry, I don’t officially have any issues with wheat but, this is so light on the digestion and it is a real life saver to someone who is a coeliac and just craves a baked pastry good.
I have tried to photograph every thing so you can see what you are aiming for as it is somewhat different to wheat flour pastry, the texture and appearance, so you can be confident where you are going with it.
Please send me photos of the delights you make with it.
Gluten & Wheat Free Pastry
300 g Gluten Free Plain White Flour
150 g Margarine
1 tsp sea salt
175 -200 ml Cold water
1. Put the flour and margarine into a food processor (or you can rub the fat in by hand).
2. Once it is nice and sandy tip into another bowl.
3. Stir in the water and quickly bring the pastry together into a ball of dough. Gluten Free flour will needs more water than wheat flour so you will add more than you think necessary.
It will have the consistency of a really good san for sandcastle mix.
4. Wrap the dough in film and pop it in the fridge for about 15 -20 minutes.
I usually use half and freeze half for another day. When you need the frozen part bring it from the freezer into the fridge the night before you need it and then 30 minutes before you want to roll it let it sit on the side.
5. Put the pastry a surface between two pieces of film.
6. Roll out the pastry to the desired thickness and size or simply press the pastry into your baking dish using your fingers.
7. Bake according to your recipe.
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