Italian shortcrust pastry is a slightly richer, softer pastry that will melt in your mouth! It is made with an extra egg yolk and a teaspoon of baking powder. Use for sweet tarts and fill with pastry cream, jam or Nutella® as the Italians do!
Use the pastry for any dessert recipe that calls for shortcrust pastry, or line a tart tin with the pastry and spread a layer of jam or Nutella® over the base. Bake for 30 minutes until crisp and golden.
OMG how lush...Really didn't think it would work but after it had it hour in the fridge I placed it on parchment paper to roll out. Had to use a little flour to make it easier. So worth it. The taste is amazing. My partner actually went "Mmmmmmmmmmmm". Loved it, as did I. I had made a few jars of mince for Christmas so put a whole jar in the pastry case, baked for 20 ish minutes and Voila. delicious. Will be using the recipe for all me sweet treats from now on. Thanks so much for sharing x - 15 Dec 2017