Picture guide on how to make a savoury tart/pie

Pies are inexpensive and easy to make. It is a great way to use up leftover meat. Make one pie to feed 4 people or use half the pie to feed 2 and keep the other half for a cold packed lunch for 2 the following day. Below is a step-by-step picture guide on how to make the dough.

pie weigh flour

weight 180g of plain white flour

pie add 2tb oil and water

Add seasoning (salt+pepper) + 2 tb olive oil + fill a glass with cold water. Pour a little water on the side of the dish (about 1/4 of the glass)

pie mix one finger

Using only one finger, mix water and flour together (you want to handle the dough as little as possible)

pie add more water

Keep adding water , a little at a time, until the dough is combined.

pie form a ball

Avoid over-mixing otherwise the end result would be tough to eat when cooked

pie oil dish

Pour a little drizzle of olive oil at the bottom of the dish and wipe all over with half a piece of kitchen towel you don’t need a whole sheet!)including the edge.

pie flour work surface

Spread some flour on a clean surface (Tip: I use a round glass pizza tray which happens to be a good gauge because it is slightly bigger than the desired size of the dough disc)

pie place ball on flour

Place the dough on top of the flour.

pie flatten with fingers quickly

Turn it upside down to make sure it is well coated with flour so that it does not stick

pie roll to shape

Start rolling into a disc shape

pie fold half

To lift the dough, fold gently in half

pie fold quarter

Fold in half again

pie lift and place on dish

Place on dish and unfold gently

pie dough in dish

Fit the dough evenly around the edge, cutting long bits off to place/glue on top of shorter ones, making sure there are no holes anywhere in the dough. If so, just fix them by adding a little more dough!