Tangy Shortcrust Pastry | How to make Tangy Shortcrust Pastry

By Debjani Dutta  |  30th Oct 2018  |  
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About Tangy Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Shortcrust pastry is party recipe, can be use as dessert.

Tangy Shortcrust Pastry

Ingredients to make Tangy Shortcrust Pastry

  • 7×11" cake tin
  • butter paper slightly bigger in size than cake tin
  • 1/2 tsp butter for greasing
  • For Crust:
  • 1+1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp zest of sweet lime
  • 1/2 tsp zest of lemon
  • 9 tbsp chilled butter,cut into small pieces
  • For top layer:
  • 5 nos eggs(big size)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp zest of sweet lime
  • 1 tbsp zest of lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sweet lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

How to make Tangy Shortcrust Pastry

  1. Preheat the oven in 160°c for 20 minutes; grease the cake tin first with butter ,then cover it with butter paper .
  2. For crust ,put all ingredients in food processor and blend it for couple of minutes or till well combine.
  3. Now pour it in the cake tin to spread it evenly.
  4. On the mixture,put a piece of butter paper and press it with the back of a small bowl to get a even surface of the crust.
  5. Just like the below picture.
  6. Keep it in the refrigerator for 15 minutes,bake it in preheated oven in 160°c in middle rack for 25-30 minutes or till it light brown in colour.(don't put off the oven)
  7. For top layer; well combine all the ingredients except lemon juice with a balloon whisker.
  8. Now pour the lemon juice and prepare a smooth lemon-egg mixture.(prepare the mixture when the crust is in the oven)
  9. After the crust baked ,pour slowly lemon-egg mixture on the hot crust, if the crust cool down it may be soggy.
  10. Again bake it in the preheated oven in 160°c in middle rack for 25-30 minutes or till the edges become brown, cool down for an hour
  11. Now Keep it in the refrigerator for an hour,cut into squares or any desired shape .
  12. Serve with chilled whipped cream.

Reviews for Tangy Shortcrust Pastry (1)

Reema Garga year ago

Looks nice.