Friday, 22 July 2011

Easy Shortcrust Pastry

My friend who has just finished a commercial cookery course gave me this recipe for really easy shortcrust pastry. It is great to work with not crumbly, and tastes great to eat. This recipe would do two 20cm flan tins.


250g Plain Flour
155g Butter
Pinch Salt
80ml chilled Water

  • In a food processor mix the flour and butter until they resemble bread crumbs
  • Add the water gradually until you have a soft dough.
  • Knead it very gently into a ball, wrap in cling wrap and put in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Roll the dough out to a thickness of 3mm and place in greased flan tins.
  • Place tin in the fridge for 30 mins
  • Place greaseproof paper and baking weight in the tin
  • Bake for 20-30 mins in a 180 degree oven.

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