Shortcrust Pastry Recipe: Baking Essential - Duerr's

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe: Baking Essential

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



225g plain flour

Pinch of salt

100g unsalted butter

2 – 3 tbsp cold water to mix




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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