Day 24: Sanding method

Sanding method is when you rub cold butter with flour. This process will produce a very crumbly pie. It is perfect for tarts, biscuits and also can act as a cake base. 

Sanding method

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 33 mins


  • 115 g Butter, cold
  • 55 g Castor sugar
  • pinch of Salt
  • 130 g Plain flour
  • 40 g Ground rice


  • Rub butter and flour together until it becomes like a sand-like texture.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except the ground rice.
  • Let it chill in the refrigerator.
  • Once chilled, roll it and drape it on top of the pie mold.
  • Use the ground rice as weight.
  • Half way through, take out the rice and continue to bake it for another 10-13 minutes in a 190c oven, or until golden brown.

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