Gluten and Dairy free Rough Puff Pastry
1/2 cup glutinous rice flour aka sweet rice flour (Woolworths, Coles, Asian supermarkets and some health stores stock it)
1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup millet flour
1/2 cup corn flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon guar gum
1 1/4 cups coconut oil, solid
1/4 cup ice water
Mix flours in a bowl and cut coconut oil into small peices. Gently rub the oil into the flour until is it looks like large crumbs. Create a well in the middle and add half of the cold water. Gently work the water into the flour before adding the rest of the water (press together and avoid kneading). Take a sheet of baking paper, place the dough on top followed by another piece of baking paper. Roll the dough out away from you in one direction, fold over itself into three flaps, wrap in the baking paper and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 8 hours. (this resting time is really important as the grains will absorb moisture)
Remove the dough from the fridge and place it in the food processor and chop it up until it looks like fine bread crumbs. Remove from food processor and pour into a bowl. Using your hands, gently push dough together. Turn the pastry onto a floured pastry board. At this stage I divide the pastry in half as I find it easier to work with. Roll each piece of pastry out between two sheets of baking paper to form a rectangle approximate 10cm x 20 cm. Lift top sheet of baking pater and fold the pastry ends over to form three folds. Rotate the pastry clockwise, place the paper back on top and roll out away from you again to make the 10 x 20cm rectangle. Repeat this another three times so that you have turned the pastry a total of five times. If the pastry has become really soft, place in the fridge for 5 minutes to firm up.
Preheat oven to 180 degree celcius. Place dough on the edge closest to you and put another piece of paper on top. Get your rolling pin and roll pastry away from you to make a large, thin sheet. Cut dough for pie tops or sausage rolls or bake as a whole sheet. Cook in oven for approx. 20 minutes.