Shortcrust Pastry

This Shortcrust Pastry recipe is perfect for savoury pies & tarts and can also be used with sweet fillings instead of sweet shortcrust pastry if you prefer.

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Author: Sarah Sibley


  • 225 g Plain Flour
  • 100 g Chilled Butter cubed
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 2-3 tbsp Cold Water


  • Sift the flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the cubed chilled butter and rub it in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Then stir in the salt.
  • Finally add 2-3 tbsp of cold water a tbsp at a time and mix together until you have a firm dough.
  • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
  • Wrap in cling film and chill for 30mins before use.
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