I know what you’re thinking, eeewwwhhh this is gonna be gross and nothing like the real thing! 😖 Well guess what! You’re wrong! Its unreal!!! I’ve made this so many times for proper pastry loving people and not one of them knew it was gluten free or dairy free. 😏 It’s beautifully crumbly, crunchy and rich and works out every time. It has seriously become a house hold staple!
Makes enough to line a 12 inch base and keeps for up to a week in the fridge or Freezer ❄ until the end of time!
1 Cup Buckwheat Flour
1 Cup Ground Almonds
4 Tbsps. Corn Flour
1 Tsps. Salt
3 Tbsps. Coconut Oil
6 Tbsps. Cold Water
First rule of fight club………… Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a bowl, mix the buckwheat flour, ground almonds, corn flour and salt. Then add the coconut oil and rub the ingredients together with the tops of your fingers like a delicate fairy tinkering with the dough ✨ Now you should have something that resembles wet sand / bread crumbs… this is where you add the water. Next step tinkle fairy, you smush the mixture with your hands into the side of the bowl until you have one big clump.
You can leave the dough to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes if you have time but if like me that never seems to be an option, you can simply roll it out and whack it in the oven with whatever desired filling.
Tip: the easiest way to roll out pastry is to put it between two sheets of baking paper, that way you don’t have to use anymore flour and its much easier to handle.
Also with this pastry you CAN go old school and “bake it blind” which is where you put dried beans or peas on the base in the oven and bake it for 10 minutes before adding the filling so that the base gets crispy and not soggy, but I have found that with this recipe this is not always necessary.
For example when I make my Rainbow Quiche 🌈 I never bake it blind and it always comes out beautifully crispy so its totally up to you! The timing for how long to leave it in the oven will depend on your filling of choice but most tarts and quiches will take approx. 20-30 minutes. So there you have it, Gluten free and Dairy free delish almond pastry! Enjoy you Master Baker!! 😘