Shortcrust pastry is made up of flour, butter and water that binds it all together.

The perfect pastry is soft and ‘short’, or crumbly. 

To get the best results, make sure all your ingredients are cold before you begin and don’t over handle the dough. This will help keep your pastry light and crumbly.

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Prep Time:

10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 3 – 4 tablespoon iced water

How to make Short Crust Pastry

Check out our easy step by step video

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Either in a food processer or rubbing in by hand, process the butter, salt, and flour until it resembles fine crumbs

Step 2

Add about 3 tablespoons water and mix just until the dough holds together when pinched

Step 3

Turn the dough onto your work surface and make it into a ball

Step 4

Gently flatten the ball into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about one hour or until firm

Step 5

Once the pastry has chilled, flour your work surface and roll out until the dough as needed

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How to Make Short Crust Pastry

Shortcrust pastry is made up of flour, butter and water bind it all together.
The perfect pastry is soft and 'short', or crumbly. 
To get the best results, make sure all your ingredients are cold before you begin and don't over handle the dough. This will help keep your pastry light and crumbly.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 9 inch pie base
Calories 1420 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons iced water

Instructions
 

  • Either in a food processer or rubbing in by hand, process the butter, salt and flour until it resembles fine crumbs
  • Add about 3 tablespoons water and mix just until the dough holds together when pinched
  • Turn the dough onto your work surface and make it into a ball
  • Gently flatten the ball into a disk, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about one hour or until firm
  • Roll out as needed

Notes

This will make enough for the base of a 9-inch pie

Nutrition Facts per serving

Calories: 1420kcalCarbohydrates: 127gProtein: 18gFat: 94gSaturated Fat: 59gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 4gCholesterol: 244mgSodium: 1898mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2836IUCalcium: 54mgIron: 8mg

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

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