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Savory lard dough

    Savory lard dough, like any other how water dough, is straightforward to work with and makes excellent delicious pies. You can use this dough to make a pie, quiche, mini quiche, galettes, and pretty much anything that requires crust.

    How to make savory lard dough

    Boil the water with the lard until the lard melts. Add it to the flour and mix well. You will soon see that the flour is fully incorporated. It is now time to transfer the dough on a generously floured surface and knead it until you get the right consistency, for a few times. Be careful not to burn yourself because the dough is hot in this step. If it is too hot, let it cool for a few minutes.

    Wrap the savory lard dough in a plastic foil and let it rest for 15 minutes in the fridge before using it. You can store it for up to 4 days in the refrigerator and one month in the freezer.

    How to work with hot water pie crust

    I often feel that hot water dough is a little bit overlooked in the savory pie dishes. When you think of this kind of dough, you immediately think of some heavy dishes with lots of meat. But this is not the case. Following this recipe, you get a flaky crust that is beautiful to work with and is easy to make.

    Savory lard dough

    Savory lard dough

    Yield: 1
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes

    Lard dough recipe is so easy to make and easy to use in recipes. In only 5 minutes you have a beautiful dough that you can use for mini quiche and pies.


    • 100 g Flour
    • 50 ml Water
    • 40 g Lard
    • ½ tsp Salt


    1. In a small sauce pan boil the water with the lard until the lard melts completely.
    2. In a bowl place the flour and mix in with salt.
    3. Add the water and lard mixture to the flour and mix it fast with a whisk.
    4. After all the flour is incorporated, move the dough to a flours surface and kneat it carefully, the dough might be hot.
    5. Place it in the fridge for 15 minutes so that it hardens.
    6. You can use the dough or store it for 4 days in the fridge or 30 days in the freezer.
    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving:Calories: 121Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

    If you are looking for a vegetarian alternative, try our hot water Coconut fat dough.

    Check out our recipes that we used making this tasty dough – Savory quiche with lard dough and Cheese and dill pie.

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      1. Hi Ollie, you are right, we did not give any baking instructions for this dough. We recommend that you use it for a quiche or tart, in which case, you will have a baking time there, depending on the recipe/filling. We also have two suggestions – Savory quiche with lard dough and Cheese and dill pie, you can find them on this blog.

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