Ultimate guide on how to make shortcrust pastry
Okay it’s here, my ultimate guide on how to make shortcrust pastry. How many of you, myself included fall into the lazy trap of always buying your pastry? You’re not alone with this, with pre made pastry being so redily available it’s hard to resist grabbing a pack of ready rolled or even a pre made pastry case. It’s just so easy! But for those of you who want to delve a little deaper into the recipe book and want to learn the art of making your own pastry, sit down, grab a drink, a notebook and get ready for my ultimate guide to how to make shortcrust pastry.
Lets start with the basics, shortcrust pastry is a combination of flour, water, salt and fat. Sometimes sugar is added to make a sweet shortcrust for desserts but this is not nessesary for your average shortcrust recipe. When you bake your pastry you are looking for a flaky pastry not crumbly or soggy.