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Sweet shortcrust pastry New-recipe-icon

Learn how to make sweet shortcrust pastry. You'll be surprised how easy it is, then you can make all sorts of desserts like our apple and blackberry pies

  • Prep: 20 mins
    plus chilling
  • Makes around 300g
  • Easy
  • Makes around 300g
  • Easy
  • Calories 275
  • Carbohydrates 33
  • Saturated Fat 8
  • Sugar 10
  • Protein 4
  • Fat 14
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.2

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 275
  • Carbohydrates 33
  • Saturated Fat 8
  • Sugar 10
  • Protein 4
  • Fat 14
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.2

Ingredients

  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk

Method

  1. Put 150g plain flour and 75g unsalted butter in a bowl and rub together with your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  2. Mix in 50g icing sugar and a pinch of salt followed by 1 egg yolk. If the pastry feels too dry to form a dough, add 1 tbsp water. Shape the dough into a ball, flatten it out into a disc, wrap it in cling film, then chill for at least 30 mins before using in your recipes. You could try using it to make our apple & blackberry pies.

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