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Short Crust Pastry

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Short Crust Pastry is the foundation for making tart and pie recipes. Short Crust Pastry gets its taste and shape from flour salt.
  Flour 8 Ounce
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon
  Fat 4 Ounce
  Salt 1 Pinch

Sieve flour and salt and rub in fat until mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs.
Using first a knife and then the fingertips to feel the pastry, gradually add enough cold water to make the dough of a rolling consistency.
Lightly flour the rolling pin and pastry board.
If a great deal of flour is necessary to roll out the pastry then you have undoubtedly made it too wet.
Roll pastry to required thickness and shape, lifting and turning to keep it light.
Exact cooking times for pastry are given in the recipes.

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Side Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1846 Calories from Fat 1039

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 115 g177.6%

Saturated Fat 34.1 g170.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 96.4 mg32.1%

Sodium 261.5 mg10.9%

Total Carbohydrates 173 g57.7%

Dietary Fiber 6.1 g24.5%

Sugars 0.6 g

Protein 23 g46.9%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 3.5% Iron 58.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Short Crust Pastry Recipe