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Shortcrust Pastry

Ingredients
  Plain flour 225 Gram
  Butter 115 Gram, cold
  Salt 1 Pinch
Directions

1 Sieve the flour and salt together.
2 Cut the margarine with a knife. Rub into the flour with finger tips.
3 Gradually add enough ice-cold water (approx. 2 to 3 tablespoons) to make the dough into a rolling consistency.
4 Lightly flour the rolling pin and the pastry board.
5 Roll the pastry to required thickness and shape, lifting and turning to keep it light.
6 As a general rule, pastry should be baked in a hot oven at 450°F, but exact baking times and temperatures are given in individual recipes.
Variations: Rich Shortcrust Pastry. Use the recipe for shortcrust pastry using 140 grams (5 oz.) in place of 115 grams (4 oz.) margarine or butter.
Sweet Shortcrust Pastry. Use the recipe for shortcrust pastry, adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of powdered sugar to the flour.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Interest: 
Kids

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1648 Calories from Fat 847

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 96 g148.4%

Saturated Fat 59.9 g299.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 247.3 mg82.4%

Sodium 268.5 mg11.2%

Total Carbohydrates 180 g60.1%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.6%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 14 g28.7%

Vitamin A 57.5% Vitamin C

Calcium 5% Iron 4.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Shortcrust Pastry Recipe