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Shortcrust Pastry

This basic pastry is used in many popular recipes, from mince pies to quiches; it’s also one of the easiest pastries to start with. The uncooked dough can be frozen or kept in the fridge for a couple of days. Makes 400g (14oz).



Sweet shortcrust pastry: In place of the pinch of salt, use 1 tablespoon of icing sugar.

Soured cream shortcrust pastry: Replace the egg with 2 tablespoons of soured cream (or crème fraîche), adding just enough to bring it together.

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Posted by Lindatan • 6y ago • Report
Learning to do some thing new and interesting................
Posted by Natalie201 • 4y ago • Report
This glad wrap trick is genius!
Posted by RedShoeArtist • 5y ago • Report
Fantastic recipe. Thank you for making cooking and baking so easy. Addicted to baking now