|8 oz flour||Pinch of salt|
|4 oz suet||Water|
You can use plain flour without any raising agent, but most people prefer a suet crust to rise slightly and use either self-raising flour, or add 1 level teaspoon of baking powder to 4 oz plain flour.
Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the suet and mix into the flour with a knife.
Gradually stir the water into the flour and suet mixture until it is soft enough to form into a ball, but firm enough to roll out. It's now ready to use in individual recipes.