Sweet Short Crust Pastry…

By Simon  , ,   

July 17, 2014

A crisp, light, buttery, crumbling, sweet short crust pastry ideal for all types of dessert tarts, pies, and really any other recipes that call for a sweet pie shell. Its simple to make and very rewarding for you and your dessert, its chill down time 🙂

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 1 Generous


225 Grams Plain flour

110 Grams Butter

80 Grams Caster sugar

1 Egg free & organic


To make a sweet shortcrust pastry.

Start by be-ing in the zone, the ingrediants and the mixing bowl need to be chilled, and so do you, cooled hands, a smile and loads of love. In a large bowl, gently crumb together the sifted flour and cubed butter.  Add sugar and combine, add a beaten egg and bring together with your cooled  hands to form a soft dough, adding a dash of cold water if needed.  Wrap and chill for 1 hour until needed. Roll out your dough on a lightly floured cool surface to the desired size or shape, work with speed not haste ! ..... Bake.

This recipe will give you shortcrust pastry to line a 20-23cm pie or flan ring.




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