Making shortcrust pastry is easier than it looks, and saves you spending money on ready-to-bake ones - plus, it's healthier! You'll only need four ingredients to make this simple shortcrust pastry recipe and a quick 10 mins. Time to learn how to make shortcrust pastry... Once you've mastered shortcrust, try our easy puff pastry recipe right here!
Watch how to make How to make shortcrust pastry
- 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.