Lesley's gluten-free pastry

  • 8 ounce gluten free flour
  • 2 ounce soft margarine
  • 2 ounce low fat margarine
  • 1 medium egg
  • 4 teaspoons water


  1. Put flour in mixing bowl
  2. Add both types of margarine – rub in
  3. Add egg and 4 teaspoons water
  4. Mix with knife
  5. Bring mixture together with your hands. This can take some time. Don’t give up. Do not be tempted to add more water.
  6. Knead mixture on a gluten free floured board.
  7. Roll out, quickly.
  8. Do not roll too thin. 
  9. When making tarts, place cup cases in tray to avoid sticking to the tin.
  10. Bake in oven 180C, gas mark 4 until lightly browned.
  11. Remove from oven and enjoy!