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Traditional British Recipe - Suet pastry

Suet is raw beef or mutton fat, especially the hard fat found around the loins and kidneys, you can buy shredded suet in most supermarkets and there is a vegetarian alternative, which you can find in most health food shops.


225 g self raising flour
115 g shredded suet
50 ml water
75 ml milk


  1. Mix the flour and suet together in a bowl
  2. Add the water and milk and mix together with a knife.
  3. Knead to make a soft dough.


To knead: To work a dough by hand, using a folding-back and pressing-forward motion. (Not to be confused with need - knead vs need.)

To mix: To beat or stir food ingredients together until they are combined.

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