Sweet shortcrust pastry

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Sweet shortcrust pastry

Post by sjj1805 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:11 pm

by Keith Floyd
from Floyd on Britain and Ireland
Makes 225g/8oz dough

Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hour
Cooking time no cooking required

225g/8oz plain flour
pinch salt
50g/2oz butter
50g/2oz lard
25g/1oz caster sugar
1 egg yolk
cold water, to mix

1. Sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl.
2. Cut the fat into the flour and then rub between the fingertips until a fine breadcrumb consistency is achieved.
3. Add the sugar. Mix to a firm dough with the egg yolk and a little water.
4. Allow to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before using.

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