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Shortcrust Pastry Recipe: Baking Essential

Every baker’s must have – a versatile recipe that can be used for sweet and savoury dishes.

Ingredients:

 

225g plain flour

Pinch of salt

100g unsalted butter

2 – 3 tbsp cold water to mix

 

Method:

 

1.)   Make the pastry by rubbing the butter into the flour and salt until it resembles fine breadcrumbs then add the water and bring together to form a dough OR

2.)   Make the pastry in a food processor – add the flour, salt and butter to the bowl and process on high for  a minute or until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Keeping the motor running, drizzle in the water and process until well mixed. Tip the mixture into a bowl and press lightly together to form a dough.

3.)   Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes

Now you’ve got the basics, why not try our Raspberry, Frangipane and Almond Tart 

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