Makes one 20 cm / 8 in flan case (Pie shell)
150 g plain (all-purpose) flour
45 ml drinking (sweetened) chocolate powder
50 g hard block margarine, diced
40 g white vegetable fat (shortening), diced
Cold water, to mix
Sift together the flour and drinking
chocolate into a bowl. Add the margarine and vegetable fat and rub in
with the fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix with
enough cold water to form a firm dough.
Knead gently on a lightly floured
surface. Roll out and use to line a 20 cm/8 in flan ring set on a
baking (cookie) sheet. Prick the base with a fork and fill with
crumpled foil. Bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for
10 minutes. Remove the foil and return the flan to the oven for 5
minutes to dry out. Use as required.