Recipe: Pie Crusts

(1) 1 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 6 oz. of butter, a little cold water. Rub the butter into the meal, add enough water to the paste to keep it together, mixing it with a knife, roll out and use.

(2) 1/2 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 1/2 lb. of mashed potatoes, 3 oz. of butter, 1 tablespoonful of oil, a little cold milk (about 1 cupful). Mix the meal and mashed potatoes, rub in the butter and the oil, add enough milk to moisten the paste, mixing with a knife only, and roll out as required.

(3) 1/2 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 4 eggs, 2 oz. of butter, some milk. Rub the butter into the meal, beat the eggs well, mix them with the meal, adding enough cold milk to make a firm paste, roll out and use.

(4) 1/2 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 1/2 lb. of fine breadcrumbs, 2 eggs, 2 oz. of butter, and a little cold milk. Mix the ingredients as in (3), moisten the paste with milk, and roll it out.

(5) (Puff crust). 1 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 1 lb. of butter, a little cold water. Rub 1/2 lb. of butter into the meal, add enough cold water to make a stiff paste, roll it out, spread the paste with some of the other butter, and roll the paste up; roll it out again, spread with more butter, roll up again and repeat about 3 times, until all the butter is used up. Use for PIE-crust, &c., and bake in a quick oven.

(6) 1/2 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 3 oz. of sago, 1 oz. of butter. Let the sago swell out over the fire with milk and water, mix it with the meal and butter, and roll the paste out and use.

(7) 1 lb. of Allinson fine wheatmeal, 1 gill of cold milk, 5 oz. vege-butter. Rub the butter well into the meal, moisten with the milk (taking a little more than 1 gill if necessary), in the usual way. Roll out and use according to requirements.

The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book, by Thomas R. Allinson (Year 1915)