Quick home-made pastry

Quick home-made pastry

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  • Makes about 850 g
  • Easy
  • 15 minutes


  • 1 x 250 g tub low-fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 250 g organic butter, at room temperature
  • 2½ cups flour

Cooking Instructions

Cream the cheese with the butter, then mix in the flour to form a soft dough.
Place between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out to form a rough rectangle.
Roll up and allow to rest in the fridge for half an hour before using. Freezes well too.

Cook’s notes: Use this versatile pastry for quiches, savoury tarts, small turnovers and larger pie crusts or, for savoury biscuits, brush pastry cut-outs with egg and sprinkle with cheese and sesame seeds before baking.

Phillippa Cheifitz Recipe by: Phillippa Cheifitz
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Regular TASTE contributor Phillippa is a well-known South African author and food writer, and has won many awards, both for her magazine features and her cookbooks.

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