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Short (Short Crust) Pastry December 13, 2008

Filed under: Ingredients,Pies & Bakes - Savoury — obsidian @ 6:13 am
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Suitable for flans, quiche, apple pies etc.

 
Ingredients:
8oz (1 Cup) Plain Flour
4oz (1/2 cup) Butter
Pinch Salt or 1/4 cup Sugar (Depending on sweet or savoury pastry desired)
Water to mix

 
Method:
1). Rub in flour and butter (That means to add chopped butter to the sifted flour and using your fingertips, rub the flour and butter together until it forms something resembling breadcrumbs). I take this step seriously as the more you rub it in, the lighter your pastry will be.
2). Add sugar if needed, and mix with enough water to form a dough.
3). Knead on a floured board/bench top (If you added too much water, then knead more flour in here).
4). When it is the right consistency, it is ready to use.

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