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My mother used to make very sweet crumbly tart bases with pastry that  
you did not roll, just pressed into tin (think it had lot of butter)( it  
just looked like crumbs but when blind baked it was like a crunchy  
biscuit (cookie)vaguely shortbready, looking for recipe.
In this day and age it probably has miles to much sugar

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If what you are remembering is a sweet pastry and it is a rich one, it

overwhelming amount. There are other basic pie pastries that add a few


Most pie pastries, sweet or not, can be pressed into tart or pie pans
with the hands and molded on the sides with the bottom of a measuring
cup or a drinking glass.  There are instructions all over online, some
with videos.

Take a look around at the videos and recipes and see if any of them
appeals to you.

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This pastry was sort of gritty and crunchy.

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Then use a shortbread recipe.

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Almost certain it's a pie crust / tart base made from Graham Crackers,  
butter and sugar. Lots of recipes out there, just pick one with the lowest  
sugar. Haven't tried this Toutube one yet :-


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4F69l2VI5M




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On 21/06/2019 11:01, FMurtz wrote:
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Others' answers have sorted the recipe, but the crunchy bit sounds a LOT  
like the digestive biscuits I make using Donal Skehan's recipe but using  
FWP Mathews' _Cotswold Crunch_ flour  
https://www.fwpmatthews.co.uk/product/cotswold-crunch-flour/ which has  
malted wheat flakes in it.

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On 21/06/2019 11:01, FMurtz wrote:
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Crushed Digestive biscuits in the UK are known as crushed Graham Crackers in  
the USA

A short-cut would be to buy ready made Graham Piecrust, also available in  
the UK :-

https://tinyurl.com/yyas7psm

I use the blunt end of a rolling pin to crush my Digestives. According to  
the following table, Graham Crackers may be slightly sweeter :-

https://tinyurl.com/y6p9btbu

cross posted to alt.bread.recipes as I believe Grahams versus Digestives has  
cropped up before  


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