This easy-to-make pastry is perfect for all sweet or savory pies.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Yield: 8 x slices (one 8-inch pie)
Mix together whole-wheat flour and sifted self-rising flour.
Cut in well chilled margarine using 2 knives, until mixture is the size of peas. Cut in ricotta cheese. Stir in iced water using a fork, only adding liquid to dry areas.
Form into a smooth ball and knead a couple of times. Refrigerate until required.
Roll out pastry, being careful to lift rolling pin as you reach the edge. Place in a pie dish and finish as desired.
Either all whole-wheat flour or white flour may be used in this recipe without significantly altering the calorie value (whole-wheat flour will yield more fiber).
The proportion of self-rising flour is a matter of taste and may be varied.