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Cut the butter into small pieces, drop into the flour and then using the tips of your fingers, rub your thumbs over your fingers. This will mix a small amount of the flour with the butter as it breaks up and keep it cool. You do not want the butter to heat up and melt.

17th Mar 2009 by Diane Earl


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Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 4+

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