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Basic Shortcrust Pastry

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Prep: 10 minutes Cook: Plus chilling

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1 x 25cm tart

A wonderfully versatile recipe that you can use for tarts, pies and all sorts of other pastries!

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  • 225g fridge-cold plain flour, sifted
  • 150g cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cold egg, beaten


  1. Place the flour, butter and salt in a food processor. Blitz until the butter has incorporated into the flour and you have the texture of fine breadcrumbs.

  2. Add the egg and pulse until the dough comes together.

  3. Wrap the dough in cling-film and shape into a flat disc.

  4. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes before using.

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