Orange shortcrust pastry

Orange shortcrust pastry


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About this recipe: A flaky shortcrust pastry with a hint of orange, which makes a divine option for mince pies or fruit tarts.

vickie London, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 115g plain flour
  • 55g cool unsalted butter, diced
  • 30g icing sugar, sifted
  • finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cold orange juice

Prep:40min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and orange zest.
  2. Lightly beat the egg yolk with 1 tbsp cold juice. Add to the flour mixture and mix in with a fork or knife. Gather together to make a soft dough. Don't over-handle the mixture.
  3. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling out. This is enough for a 23cm pie.

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