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25Total Time
10Prep Time
15Bake Time

Potato Pastry

Quick and easy

10 Reviews

  • Egg Free
  • Nut Free
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

This pastry is delicious and lower in calories than ordinary pastry made with all flour. This recipe features in The Hairy Dieters Go Veggie recipe book. 

25Total Time
10Prep Time
15Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    First make some mash. Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks of about 3cm. Put them in a large saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Cook for 10–15 minutes or until very tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander, tip them back into the saucepan and leave them to dry out for a while – the drier

    they are the better. Mash until smooth – don’t add any butter or milk – and leave to cool.

  2. Step 2:

    To make the pastry, rub the butter into the flour in a bowl, then add 200g of cooled mash and a tablespoon of the milk. Season with a pinch of salt. Work everything together into a dough, handling it as lightly as possible. If it’s too dry, add a touch more milk, but only a teaspoon at a time.

  3. Step 3:

    When you have a smooth dough, roll it into a ball, cover it with cling film and chill for at least half an hour before using.


    • 275g Floury potatoes (maris pipers or king edwards)
    • 40g Butter (chilled, diced)
    • 80g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1 tbsp Semi skimmed milk
    • Pinch of Salt

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