Shortcrust Pastry
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Recipe type: Baking
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Ingredients
  • 500g Plain Flour
  • 220g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
  • pinch Salt
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Put flour and butter into a bowl and either rub the butter into the flour, or mix it in the food processor until it is a breadcrumb consistency. Make sure that all the lumps of butter are rubbed in.
  2. Add a couple of pinches of salt and caster sugar, and mix with the breadcrumb consistency ingredients.
  3. Add a little water at a time and either mix by hand, or in the mixer / processor until the dough forms a ball. Stop when the dough has bound together. I add a tablespoon at a time until the ball begins to form.
  4. Wrap the dough up with cling film and refrigerate for approximately half an hour before using it.
Recipe by Scottish Mum at https://scottishmum.com/2014/04/shortcrust-pastry-recipe/