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SWEET SHORTCRUST PASTRY

Pastry for sweet tarts and pies is usually richer and sweeter than that for savoury dishes, as it’s enriched with extra butter, egg yolk and sugar. Make this easy, foolproof pastry as the base for the delicious recipes.

  • Timer Prep 45 min
  • Chart 480.0 cal/
    serving
  • Chef hat Easy
    effort

Preparation

Sieve the plain flour. Cube the butter.

Method

  1. 1 In a large bowl, rub the butter into the flour using the tips of your fingers until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. 2 Sieve in the icing sugar, stir to combine, then add the egg yolk and sprinkle over the water.
  3. 3 Bring the mixture together with your hands, kneading a couple of times to form a soft dough.
  4. 4 Wrap in cling-film and put in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.