Val’s ‘Perfect’ Gluten-free Pastry

Egg, gluten, milk, nightshade, nut, peanut, sesame, soya & wheat free

From Val Martin:
About December 1st each year I wrestle with pastry to make mince pies. It is the only time I bother, and usually it ends up in the bin. However this time I seem to have hit on the answer so I am sending you the recipe. It really does work very well and handles and rolls out much as normal pastry. I hope readers find it useful. I lined a 25cm flan dish (10" pie pan) with it and made a large apple tart - first one in about 12 years!

Makes a flan (pie) to serve four or 6-8 mince pies.


  • 150g / 5 oz Doves Farm gluten-free white bread flour
  • 25g / 1 oz icing sugar (confectioners / powdered sugar)
  • ¾ teaspoon Ener-G egg replacer (needs to be accurate)
  • 85g / 3 oz goat’s butter


  1. Sieve the flour, icing sugar and egg replacer together.
  2. Rub in the goat’s butter and blend with 1 tablespoon water.
  3. Knead together and rest for about half an hour - probably best not in fridge or it becomes too cold to roll out. It seems to keep alright in the fridge and can be used next day if brought up to room temperature before using.
  4. Cook about 15 minutes at 170C/340F/Gas mark 3½.

    Serves 4 - per portion

    332cals - 6g protein
    20g total fat - 7g sat / 5g mono / 1g poly
    36g carbohydrate of which 7g sugar

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