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How to make shortcrust pastry

  • The Basics

Ingredients:

  • 7 oz all-purpose flour
  • 4 ½ oz butter, cold
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 pinch salt

Preparation:

Step 1

Pour out the flour onto a flat work surface. Form a well and, in the center, place the butter, broken into small pieces, and a pinch of salt.

Short pastry - step 1

Step 2

Gently mix everything together using your fingertips.

Short pastry - stepi 2

Step 3

Add the water and knead the dough until smooth and uniform. Shape the dough into a loaf.

Step 4

Cover in plastic wrap and let  dough rest for at least an hour in the fridge before use.

Short pastry - step 4

Step 5

Shortcrust pastry can be kept in the fridge for two or three days. This type of pastry dough is commonly used to make savory tarts, quiche, little pastry boats and finger foods. 

Short pastry - step 5