As with most things, this is easy. If you don’t have something just put something else similar in.
225g plain flour
100g butter or butter-a-like
A pinch salt
Water or something like it
Put the flour in the food processor with the butter and the salt. I didn’t have any butter so I used the light stuff that they always tell you not to use. Also my hand slipped with the salt so I can confirm that anywhere up to a teaspoon of salt is fine.
Mix them up.
Add water bit by bit until it comes together as a dough. I was making sweet pastry so I put a bit of icing sugar in too. I once read that lemon juice was good in pastry but we didn’t have any of that as Juliet had used it in one of her extravagant recipes (see above… and probably below).
So I used Morrison’s Peach fruit and barley squash.
Once it’s together as a dough take it out, knead it a bit, and then use it.
I have been reading the blog and I see now why Juliet has not been keeping the house tidy. Posts will slow down now as I correct her behaviour. Enjoy your pastry.