Sweet shortcrust pastry recipe


Sweet shortcrust pastry recipe

This recipe makes enough shortcrust pastry for one pie base in a 25-26cm dish. Just double the quantity if you need a top and a bottom. If you want a savoury pastry recipe, click here.


1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
1/4 cup icing sugar
125g chilled unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp cold water


Process the flour, icing sugar salt and butter in a food processor until it resembles a breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolks and water and process until it all only just comes together in a smooth ball. Shape it into a flat disc and refrigerate for an hour or more before rolling it out.

See the rest of the instructions for rolling/preparing the pastry here.