Pastry Shell

Preparation info
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Appears in
Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

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The quantities given make three tart or crostata shells.


  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 100 g ground almonds
  • 500


You will need three 20–25 cm loose-bottomed flan tins and one or two baking sheets.

Put the sugar, almonds and flour into a food processor and turn on at full speed for a few seconds. Add the butter dice and work again until just blended in. The mixture will resemble fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and yolks, the lemon zest, rum and a minute pinch of salt, and work again until the pastry