Shortcrust Pastry
Recipe type: Baking
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  • 500g Plain Flour
  • 220g Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Caster Sugar
  • pinch Salt
  • Water
  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.
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