The world’s simplest pie dough recipe

Right, so here is the world’s simplest pie dough recipe, and it never fails!!

There is a great chef in Sweden called Tina Nordström, she has become such a household name over the last decade, and is really known for her simple recipes and using very true Swedish ingredients. Plus she is a lot of fun to watch and she comes across incredibly amicable!

Anyway this is her recipe, that my mother swears by! I used it when I made the Salmon and Spinach Pie and it worked a treat, so I think I am converted to!


  • 4dl all purpose flour
  • 50g butter, room temperature
  • 1.5 dl milk
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt


Mix together all the ingredients.

Knead until a smooth dough

Roll it out to fit your pie form and then fill it with what ever ingredients you want!


Seriously can it get any simpler? And I who have always been so scared of making my own pie dough!

3 thoughts on “The world’s simplest pie dough recipe

  1. Hi Alex. You know I’ve been looking for a really simple, really good pie dough recipe and I think you’ve found it. Thanks for posting! By the way, I love your site name. Look forward to following you.

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