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Rich Sweet Shortcrust

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Ingredients
  Plain flour 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Butter/Margarine 5 Ounce, softened (150 Gram)
  Sugar 1 Ounce (25 Gram)
  Egg yolks 1
  Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  Cold water 3 Tablespoon
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large mixing bowl, sieve the flour along with salt.
2. Cut the margarine or butter into small cubes and add to the flour.
3. Using your fingertips, rub the flour and fat until all the fat has been mixed with the flour. The mixture will have a sandy texture like breadcrumbs.
4. Mix in the sugar.
5. Further, add the egg yolk, lemon juice and cold water to the mixture.
6. Using a pallet knife or a spatula, stir the mixture and bring together, to resemble a cookie dough.
7. Transfer the dough to a clean work surface and knead very lightly to bind the mixture.
8. If the dough is very dry and crumbly, add more water.
9. If the mixture is too sticky, add more flour.

FINALIZING
10. Cover the shortcrust dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until required.
11. Use the dough to make tart shells, line a pastry dish or to make cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Method: 
Rubbing
Interest: 
Holiday
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Butter
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes

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