Today I took the bull by the horns and decided to make friends with pastry making.
I last attempted to make shortcrust pastry about 30 years ago, the attempt went badly and it ended up in the bin! I just dont have much patience when it comes to something like that. If it goes wrong I get frustrated and ditch it.
I followed a recipe that said to chill the pastry once made for 30 minutes. Things happened and it ended up being 3 hours. When i tried to roll it out it cracked into many pieces!
I persevered and made a patchwork jam pasty
It looks more like a rock cake dont you reckon?
Have to say though that it did taste rather nice which is a sort of win.
I wasnt gonna be beat though so made a second batch and only chilled that for 10 minutes. This was much easier to roll and didnt crack! Hooray!
Made another jam pasty for me and a cheese pasty for hubby
I’m trying not to be cocky but I reckon pastry and me could be mates (nice)