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Jun 13, 2011

Basic Shortcrust Pastry Without Eggs (For Sweet Fillings)

Basic Shortcrust pastry dough
This is one of basic dough for many recipes like Pies,Quiche,Tarts and many more..So I am giving you a step by step detailed recipe for this..The main thing you should know is use half the amount of butter for flour..and also try to use ice cold water for making the dough..This dough has a little more sugar,this dough is best for making sweet filling pies or any sweet preparations..If you are making it for savories please don't use the sugar...I hope you all get a clear understanding of this...So please try this and let me know what you think about this..

Ingrediants:

For crust:

Flour-200 gm
Butter-100 gm
Salt a pinch
Sugar-2 tblpsn(If making crust for Savory Stuff,Dont use sugar in this)
Ice water-as required

Method:

In a mixing bowl add flour,salt,sugar and mix well.

Add in chopped cold butter and rub with your fingers till it forms coarse crumbs.

Add a splash of water and form a dough.

Cover it with plastic wrap and chilli it in the fridge for 30 min.

Now you can use this for any recipe as you like..

Pictorial:
Ur ingrediants
Combine flour with salt and sugar

add in chopped cold butter

rub with your hands..

till coarse crumbs is formed

add ice cold water

make dough

cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge

DONE...Now you can go ahead and make some pies or tarts