Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

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Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Recipe Info


Serves: 2


Calories: 191
Carbs: 3g
Fat: 4g
Protein: 1g

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Cooking Times

20 min
Preparation Time
0 Hours and 20 Minutes
10 min
Cook Time
0 Hours and 10 Minutes
30 min
Total Time
0 Hours and 30 Minutes



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  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and salt. Cut the butter into the flour to get a grainy texture. Slowly add the water, lifting and turning the flour to ensure the flour is covered evenly with water. Add water if needed, a spoonful at a time, just until the mixture holds when pressed between your fingers. Divide the pastry into two even parts.
  2. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate the shortcrust pastry for 30 minutes before using.

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Meghan Halloway
Great shortcrust pastry recipe and great info. 🥟🥧 5.00

Elisma Theron
Perfect shortcrust pastry recipe and thanks for the optional lard ingredients. Now I know what and why to use shortcrust pastry in apple pies and baking. 5.00

Ian Sinclair
Thanks for sharing this easy shortcrust pastry recipe. 5.00


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