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
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.