Egg Free / Dairy Free / Nut Free
NOTE: We've recently updated this recipe to include a clean keto version, using beef dripping rather than Atora Suet. If you're looking for a vegetarian option, we recommend using Cooking Coconut Oil and following the method for the dripping, rather than using a vegetarian suet.
Whilst both psyllium husk and vital wheat gluten can act as binders in this recipe, they tend to act differently. Provided that you don't have an issue with gluten, we'd suggest using the vital wheat gluten if you're making something like a suet pudding. Psyllium can give a slightly flakier pastry which can be more difficult to handle. This may mean the pastry will have to be thicker.
Using Atora Suet: Makes 4 portions - each portion contains:
214 Calories / 3.1g Carbs / 3.9g Protein / 18.5g Fat
Using Beef Dripping: Makes 4 portions - each portion contains:
225 Calories / 1.7g Carbs / 4.4g Protein / 20.1g Fat
Using Beef Dripping
Chop the dripping into cubes and add this to a small food processor with the dry ingredients. Blitz for a couple of seconds at a time until it forms a breadcrumb-like texture.
Using Atora Suet
Mix all of the ingredients (except the water) together in a bowl.
Now the suet / dripping is combined...
Add a tablespoon of water at a time until it forms a dough.
Wrap in cling film and allow to rest for around 20-30 minutes in the fridge.
Either divide into equal portions for small pies or roll between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper.
Follow the recipe for your pie filling now. See the Steak & Kidney Pudding recipe for a steamed suet pudding, or the Chicken & Leek Pie for baked. You can also use this recipe for dumplings - add seasoning & herbs of your choice and cook as per normal dumpling.
Nutrition per serving
Calories 214, Carbs (net) 3.1 grams, Protein 3.9 grams, Fat 18.5 grams