How to make shortcrust pastry recipe

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  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
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  • 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!


    • 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.

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