How to make shortcrust pastry

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  • 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


  1. Put all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add 2 tbsp very cold water and pulse again. Gradually add enough water to bring the dough together. Donít add too much or the pastry will become tough.
  3. Empty the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll it into a ball. Wrap in cling film and rest for 30 minutes.

Nutritional information

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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