Shortcrust Pastry

This Shortcrust Pastry recipe is perfect for savoury pies & tarts and can also be used with sweet fillings instead of sweet shortcrust pastry if you prefer.

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 225g Plain Flour
  2. 100g Chilled Butter (cubed)
  3. Pinch of Salt
  4. 2-3tbsp Cold Water
Instructions
  1. Sift the flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the cubed chilled butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  3. Then stir in the salt.
  4. Finally add 2-3 tbsp of cold water a tbsp at a time and mix together until you have a firm dough.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
  6. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30mins before use.
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