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  • STEP 1

    Sift the plain flour into a large bowl or the largest bowl of a food processor. Add the diced butter and either rub in with your fingertips, or, if using a food processor, pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the salt and mix again.

  • STEP 2

    Gradually add the liquid by starting with 1 tbsp milk or water, then adding a little more until the mixture comes together to form a dough.

  • STEP 3

    Tip the mixture onto a surface and gently bring it together with your hands, then shape into a disc.

  • STEP 4

    Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 20 minutes before using.