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Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

sweet shortcrust pastry

Here is the recipe for my sweet shortcrust pastry

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
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Serves: 500g
  • 250g plain organic flour
  • 200g diced, cold butter
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 50ml cold water in a glass with an ice cube in it.
  • pinch of salt
  1. Mix the flour, sugar and salt into a bowl with an electric mixer (paddle attachment - not whisk)
  2. Add the button, block by block on a low speed until it resembles a breadcrumb textured mix
  3. Add the water( not the ice cube) to the mix and it should quickly form a ball.
  4. Remove from the bowl and place on a lightly floured surface, press into a flat disk, wrap in cling film and refrigerate 30 - 60 minutes before use.
  5. Keep wrapped in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for no longer than a month.


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