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Short Crust Pastry

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This short crust pastry comes in handy for a lot of pastry recipes! Fill this short crust pastry with your favorite sweet or savory filling and let me know the filling it tastes best with!
  Plain flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lard/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cold water 4 Tablespoon

Sift flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
Mix shortening into the flour, using 2 knives or a pastry blender, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Add cold water gradually and mix with a round bladed knife to a stiff dough which should leave the sides of the bowl cleanly.
Knead pastry lightly until smooth.
Wrap pastry and chill.
Roll out and use as required.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2023 Calories from Fat 960

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 107 g164.3%

Saturated Fat 41.3 g206.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 97.4 mg32.5%

Sodium 971.4 mg40.5%

Total Carbohydrates 240 g80.1%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.8%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 18 g35.7%

Vitamin A Vitamin C

Calcium 3.2% Iron 5.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Short Crust Pastry Recipe