Sweet Pastry Flan Case

Ingredients

  • 4 oz plain flour
  • 2 oz butter cut up into pieces
  • 0.5 oz castor sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 tsp water

Method

  1. Mix the egg yolk and water together.
  2. Place the flour and the cut up butter in the mixing bowl and mix on low speed until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar and the egg yolk and water mixture.
  4. Mix on low speed just until everything is incorporated.
  5. Place in a regrigerator and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  6. Roll the pastry out onto a floured board to form a round and use it to line a 7" fluted flan ring.
  7. Prick the bottom well and place a circle of foil over the bottom
  8. Bake blind at 400F Gas Mark 6 for 20-25 minutes.
  9. The flan ring can be removed half way through the baking to allow the outside to brown.