Simple Shortcrust Pastry

    15 min

    This super-easy pastry is perfect for savoury pies, flans, quiches or pasties. It's buttery, rich and quick and easy to make. It's also freezer-friendly, simply wrap in cling film and freeze; thaw in the refrigerator overnight before using.

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    Makes: 450 g approximately

    • 1 egg yolk
    • 125g butter, cut into chunks
    • 250g plain flour
    • 50ml water or more if needed
    • 1 good pinch of salt

    Prep:15min  ›  Ready in:15min 

    1. In a food processor or a large bowl, mix the flour with the salt and butter. Blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and there are no chunks of butter left.
    2. Add the egg yolk and just enough water to make a non-sticky dough. Wrap and refrigerate if you have time or use immediately.

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    I gave it a go and used it for a quiche. It came out perfect (about 30 mins in the oven at 170C fan).  -  19 Sep 2011


     -  02 Mar 2012


     -  07 Nov 2010