Hazelnut shortcrust pastry

Hazelnut shortcrust pastry


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About this recipe: A lovely and basic shortcrust pastry recipe, with a hint of hazelnut. This works a dream for a chocolate tart. It's enough pastry for a 23cm pie.

vickie London, England, UK

Serves: 8 

  • 85g plain flour
  • 30g ground hazelnuts
  • 55g cool unsalted butter, diced
  • 25g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Prep:40min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Sift the flour into a mixing bowl. Add the ground nuts and butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Beat the egg yolk with the cold water. Add to the flour mixture and mix in with a round-bladed knife. Gather together to make a soft dough. Don't over-mix.
  3. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling out.

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