1 free-range egg, beaten with a little salt (for glazing)
For the filling
1 tbsp oil
1 tbsp garlic infused oil
½ tsp dried oregano
400g can plum tomatoes, drained and crushed
1 tbsp tomato purée
250g grated mozzarella
160g pack stuffed green olives, halved
1 egg, beaten
Serves - 4
Tip the gluten free flour into the bowl and add the shortening, a pinch of salt, the lactose free butter and all of the water.
Use a spoon to gently combine the ingredients. Then use your hands to crush everything together, bringing the ingredients together as a fairly dry dough.
Turn out the dough onto a clean work surface (there’s no need to put gluten free flour or oil onto the surface because it’s a tight rather than sticky dough).
Knead the dough to combine the ingredients properly. The dough will start to become smooth as the shortening breaks down.
If the dough feels grainy, keep working it until it’s smooth and glossy. Don’t be afraid to be rough – you’ll need to use lots of pressure and work the dough vigorously to get the best results.
When the dough is smooth, cover it in saran wrap and put it in the fridge.
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/ gas 6. Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the garlic infused oil and oregano, and cook for 1 min until fragrant. Stir in the tomatoes and tomato purée, and cook over a high heat for about 5 mins until thickened.
Unwrap the pastry then roll the pastry into two sheets. Cut each sheet into quarters, and arrange on two baking trays. Spread a little of the tomato sauce over half of each quarter, keeping a border about 0.5cm around the edge.
Top with the cheese, followed by the olives (this keeps the cheese from sticking to the top of the pastry as it melts).
Brush the edges with egg and fold over the uncovered half of the pastry, pressing down the edges with a fork to seal. If you have time, leave the pockets in the fridge for at least 15 mins to firm up.
Before baking, make a hole in the top of the pockets and brush with a little more egg. Bake for 20 mins or until golden.
Recipe adapted from: Good Food
Gluten free pastry lacks elasticity and can be tricky to work with.
We recommend rolling the pastry out on grease proof paper, as it makes it easier to move and work with.