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Wholemeal shortcrust pastry

About this recipe: This recipe provides a base for pies and tarts, both sweet and savoury. The addition of wholemeal flour makes the dough a bit challenging to handle, but adds a nutty, rustic flavour to your creation. The recipe makes enough to line a deep 20-23cm flan tin or to cover a large pie dish.

mumofsix Yorkshire, England, UK

Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 85g plain flour
  • 85g wholemeal flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 85g cool butter, diced
  • 3 tablespoons cold water

Method
Prep:10min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Sift the plain flour, wholemeal flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the butter and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Sprinkle with the cold water and mix in using a round-bladed knife. Add a drop more water only if the dough will not clump together. With your hands, gather together into a firm but pliable dough, handling as little as possible.
  3. Wrap the ball of dough in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling out and using in your favourite recipe.

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