100gmsButter, chilled and cut into small cubesYou can also use the same quantity of coconut oil, but chilled and solid
1.5tspChai masalaYou can use any chai masala, homemade or store bought
4-5TbspIced cold wateryou may need more
10-12Plums, sliced thinly
1tspChai masalaYou can use any chai masala, homemade or store bought
Combine the flour, sugar and chai masala in a large bowl. Rub the chilled butter in the mixture, using your fingertips. When it resembles coarse breadcrumbs, add iced cold water, 1 Tbsp at a time, just enough to bind the dough. It can be a bit a scraggy at this point, but don’t worry, it will come together. Using the palm of your hand, push the dough away from you 4-5 times until its smooth.
Roll into a ball and flatten it into a disk. Wrap in clingwrap and refrigerate until ready to use. This should rest for at least an hour.
When you’re ready to bake, line a baking tray with parchment paper or silpat. Preheat the oven to 180C.
Toss the plum slices with the sugar and chai masala.
Unwrap the dough and flour your work surface well. Roll the dough out carefully into a rough 8" round. Don’t worry if it breaks or you don't have a perfect circle.
Arrange the plum slices on top and fold the edges of the dough over the fruit to partially cover them.
Bake at 180 C for 30-35 minutes until the pastry is light golden brown and the fruits are bubbly and the juices ooze out. Let it rest for at least 15 mins. Serve warm or at room temperature.