Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

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  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 15mins
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based on 11 ratings

Basic sweet, light, crumbly pastry for pies and tarts. Makes two single 9" tart shells.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • All purpose flour icon
    All purpose flour
    400 g (about 3 cups)
  • Unsalted butter icon
    Unsalted butter
    130 g (about ½ cup)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    145 g (about 1 ¼ cups)
  • Salt icon
    2 g (about ⅜ tsp)
  • Egg icon
    2 (about 100 g)


  • kCook icon Plastic wrap
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

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  1. Add all purpose flour, unsalted butter, powdered sugar and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  2. Rub in until coarse crumbs form
  3. Add egg to the dough
  4. Mix gently until mixture comes together
  5. Wrap with plastic wrap
  6. Chill - approx 1 hr
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