|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..
Salt a pinch
Sugar-2 tblpsn(If making crust for Savory Stuff,Dont use sugar in this)
Ice water-as required
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..
|Combine flour with salt and sugar|
|add in chopped cold butter|
|rub with your hands..|
|till coarse crumbs is formed|
|add ice cold water|
|cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge|
|DONE...Now you can go ahead and make some pies or tarts|