This rich shortcrust pastry is easy to prepare with 5 simple ingredients and is ready in less than 30 minutes. It makes a lot, but it's delicious pastry and freezes well. Great for savoury or dessert pies.
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500g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or more to taste
240ml cold water
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Method Prep:10min › Extra time:15min chilling › Ready in:25min
Mix flour and salt together in a large bowl. Rub butter into the flour mixture until it is the consistency of breadcrumbs.
Lightly beat eggs together in a separate bowl; stir into butter-flour mixture. Add water and mix just until incorporated, using your hands to bring dough together.
Turn dough onto a floured work surface and cut into 4 portions. Refrigerate dough for 15 to 30 minutes before using.