How to make shortcrust pastry
Makes: 20cm tart tin
Prep time:plus 30 minutes resting time
Costs: Cheap as chips
Skill level: Easy peasy
Learn how to make shortcrust pastry with our step by step video recipe that shows you how to make basic pastry the easy way using a food processor. It's easier than it looks to make your own pastry at home
- 250g plain flour
- pinch of salt
- 60g butter
- 60g lard
- Put all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add 2 tbsp very cold water and pulse again. Gradually add enough water to bring the dough together. Don’t add too much or the pastry will become tough.
- Empty the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a ball. Wrap in cling film and rest for 30 minutes.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.