200g of plain flour 100g unsalted butter 4 tablespoons of cold water
You can use a food processor to do this or your hands. Dont panic when it all starts sticking to your fingers, just keep scraping it off and enjoy the temporary mess. Once its on the floured top or board it will come together beautifully. Rinse your hands off and keep calm and carry on.
Pulse the flour and butter in a food processor until it forms breadcrumbs (or mix together in your hands until you create breadcrumbs) Then add the cold water and pulse until it combines (or keep working it with your hands to achieve the same effect, the slightly wet texture will allow for stretching and be crispier)
Knead the pastry on a floured top or board and then roll it out until about 2,5mm thick.
Q. Did I use a processor or my hands?
A. My hands
Q. How did I get the sticky mess off my fingers
A. With a spoon
There is great satisfaction in saying “I made that”.