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Short Crust Pastry

BetterButter Editorial
40 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Short Crust Pastry RECIPE

This simple short crust pastry recipe, makes the flakiest and most delicious dough

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • French
  • Chilling
  • Basic recipe

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  2. ½ cup cold butter
  3. ½ tsp salt
  4. 1 tblsp sugar
  5. ½ cup ice cold water


  1. Measure out the flour, salt, sugar into a large bowl Fill ice cubes into a glass. Pour ½ cup of water in it.
  2. Chop very cold butter into squares. Using a pastry cutter or your hands, mash in the butter into the flour mix.
  3. Mash until the flour resembles coarse bread crumbs Use just enough water to bring the dough together. Do not knead.
  4. If you see pieces of butter that’s a good thing. Flatten and refrigerate for atleast ½ an hour before using.
  5. Flour a work surface. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to use as per the recipe’s requirement.

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Daman Bedi
Daman Bedi   Jun-15-2016

will try it out for sure.

Sukhmani Bedi
Sukhmani Bedi   Jun-12-2016

hi it depends on the recipe so u must keep checking. you can bake blind for 20 minutes and then bake till it's golden on top

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