Hi , this week I made blueberry pie:
For the pastry, which was called common family paste for pies, you will need:
White flour 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose, plus extra for dusting
salt, scant 1/2 teaspoon
lard 1/3 cup ( 5 tablespoons)
butter, 1/2 teaspoon
chill all ingredients and bowl in fridge. Rinse hands in cold water and dry them. Prepare a cup of ice water. In the bowl mix flour and salt. Add the lard to the flour and rub in with fingers. When breadcrumb like add three tablespoons of iced cold water. Form a dough ball and place in the fridge to cool.
Once cooled quickly roll the pastry and place on top of the pie dish, trimming the edges. I used enough blueberries to line my dish and then some! Finally I laid some pastry over the fruit and I sprinkled some sugar on top of the pastry, although I had not added anything to the blueberries.
I baked in the oven at 180 degrees for about 25-30 minutes. It was very good!
Edited by mum to add: Although she posted the original recipe (from the little house recipe book) this wasn’t the recipe L10 ended up using.