Shortcrust and Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

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Appears in
Fabulous Food

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1997

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Both of these pastries have the same method; the difference is the sugar. Other recipes ideas giving the pastry different flavours follow (below), appropriate to use with the different fillings given on page 176.


  • 225 g (8 oz) plain flour
  • 150 g (5


For the basic shortcrust pastry, rub the flour and butter together to a crumble texture. Add the egg and mix briefly to a smooth dough. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes before rolling and using.

To make the sweet pastry, add the sugar to the flour and butter mixture.