I’ve been making lots of Hand raised pies recently and I’m wondering if it’s possible to do a sweet hot water crust pastry. What I’m wanting to attempt is a Christmassy Hand raised mince pie.
My usual savoury pie pastry recipe for one pie with lid is 150g of plain flour, 33g lard, 50ml water, 1tsp milk and a pinch of salt. I find this amount fits my pie dolly perfectly with no waste.
I’m hoping it will just be as simple as adding some sugar but wonder about the effect of other substitutions? Lard swapped for coconut oil? Adding butter?
Has anyone tried a sweet hot water crust before as I haven't found much online?