Rice Flour Pastry – Apple Turnovers

  • 300g rice flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp xanthum gum
  • 170g coconut oil (solidified)
  • 100mls cold rice milk
  • 130mls cold water
  • 2 apples, peeled and sliced
  • Golden syrup to drizzle
  1. Mix together flour, salt, sugar, bicarbonate of soda and xanthum gum
  2. Cut the coconut oil into chunks and add into the flour mix IMG_0190[1]
  3. Gently incorporate the fat into the flour. You want to leave chunks of fat the size of large peas
  4. Drizzle the rice milk and water over the flour/fat mixture and gently incorporate with a spatula.  The dough will be sticky
  5. When all of the liquid has been evenly incorporated, cover the bowl and store at room temperature overnight, and for up to three days. Do not place in the fridge!
  6. On baking day, remove the dough from the fridge.  It will have risen some in the cold, and will be sticky and spongy
  7. Roll the dough into a rectangle and square off the corners as best you can
  8. Now the tricky bit: Fold the top edge down to the middle, and the bottom edge up to the middle. Then fold in half along the middle line
  9. Rotate 90 degrees so that the folded edge is on your left and, keeping everything adequately floured, repeat steps 7 and 8 several more times IMG_0198[1]
  10. By now, the dough will have firmed up.  If the dough bounces back too much, let it rest a few minutes before continuing to roll it out
  11. Once you have finished this process, cover the dough and let rest at room temperature for 30 mins
  12. After 30 minutes and keeping everything adequately floured, gently roll the dough into a rectangle IMG_0200[1]
  13. Cut into smaller rectangles and then fold the edges over to create a “basket” IMG_0204[1]
  14. Score the bottom of the middle part to make sure it doesn’t rise too much when baked
  15. Loosely cover the cases with clingfilm and let rise at room temperature for about 2.5 hours
  16. Heat the oven to 175°C and bake for 10 minutes
  17. Remove from the oven and fit slices of apple into the central part of the case. Drizzle with golden syrup before baking for another 10-15 mins until the turnovers are evenly golden IMG_0209[1]
  18. Let cool for 1 hour, and enjoy!