This easy and tasty pastry shell is perfect for quiche and shepherds pie. I usually make 4 at a time and freeze any I'm not using straight away.
To prebake the pastry shell, preheat oven to 200 degrees. Line the pastry with foil, fill with 1/2 cup of rice and bake for 8 minutes. This keeps the bottom of the pastry from rising in odd places from air pockets. Remove the foil and rice, then bake for another 8 minutes. Cool the shell on a cake rack.
Very tasty and easy - much better than buying if from the shops! - 11 Apr 2012