How to make Shortcrust Pastry

This shortcrust pastry recipe is really quick and easy to make, you'll have your pastry ready in less than 15 minutes!

1 serving

Easy 15 Minutes



For the recipe  How to make Shortcrust Pastry

For the Shortcrust Pastry:

175 g Plain Flour
25 g Caster Sugar
75 g Unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
1 Egg Yolk
about 15 - 30 ml Water (1-2 tbsp)




First up, sift the flour into a bowl and mix in the caster sugar. Pop in the cubed butter and rub into the flour until well blended and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 


Pop in the egg yolk and mix in. Bring the pastry together with your hands, pressing the ingredients together to make a ball, add a 1-2 tbsp of cold water if your mixture is too crumbly this will help it come together. Pop your pastry onto a lightly floured work surface and gently knead to bring together, try not to handle the pastry too much!


Wrap your pastry in cling film and pop into the fridge and allow your pastry to chill and rest for 30 minutes. 


Your shortcrust pastry is now ready to use, check out the recipes below for some shortcrust pastry recipe ideas! 

Nutritional Information for the recipe How to make Shortcrust Pastry

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 5598 kJ
1337 kcal
1792 kJ
428 kcal
Fat 69.09 g 22.14 g
Carbohydrate 154.37 g 49.48 g
Protein 20.14 g 6.46 g
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