Short Crust Pastry


Short Crust Pastry
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For 1 Person(s)


  • 8 ounce(s) flour
  • 4 ounce(s) margarine (chilled)
  • 1 cup(s) cold water to bind (use amount as desired)

Short Crust Pastry Directions

  1. Sift flour to remove lumps and incorporate air.  Cut fat into flour using a knife, a dough blender or the finger tips only until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  2. Add the cold water and with the finger tips, bring the mixture together to form a soft manageable dough.
  3. Place dough to relax in the refrigerator for about 10-15 minutes.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out on a lightly floured board.
  5. Use as desired.  Bake at 200°C (400°F) for 20-25 minutes.

    Note:  For a better result, fat is usually a combination of 2 ounces shortening and 2 ounces margarine.

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