1985 Sasko pie crust


I was lucky enough to get my grans Farmer’s weekly from way back in the day. The 4th October 1985 to be exact. It is so old that I was afraid to turn the pages.

I was reading through the book, when I came across a Sasko recipe for a pie crust.

Since I have a family member that works for Sasko, I thought that this recipe would be the ideal thing to make for supper.

Let me just set the record straight, I have never made a pie crust like this before, where the margarine has the be used straight from the freezer and grated in.

Wow was my fingers frozen after all that grating.

The verdict it was so delicious and so buttery, the rest of the dough I shaped into a ball and popped into the freezer to used when I need it.


  • 2 x cups cake flour.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • 60ml x ice water.
  • 250g x margarine, straight from the freezer.
  • 1 x egg yolk.
  • 15ml x white wine vinegar.


  • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl.
  • Grate in the margarine and mix.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and vinegar.
  • Pour this egg mixture into the flour mixture and mix.
  • Add in the water and using a knife bring the dough together.
  • Once it comes together, turn out onto a floured surface and knead till smooth.
  • Shaped into a ball and cling wrap.
  • Pop into the fridge to chill for an hour before use.

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