The Easiest Shortcrust Pastry

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by Sonja South Africa

This was given to me by my aunt, a prolific baker. I've used it for years, in savoury and sweet pies and it is always great.

Top Review by Briseis

This was horrible! Fell apart and had a very gritty texture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simply mix together the ingredients and press into a pie dish.
  2. If you are going to use a raw filling to bake later, pre-bake the pastry shell for 10 minutes at 180°C.
  3. To use with cooked fillings or for unbaked pies, pre-bake the pastry shell for 30 minutes at 180°C.
  4. For a savoury pie, omit the sugar and add 2 tablespoons grated cheddar cheese and a pinch of nutmeg.
  5. For extra flavour, add 2 tablespoons grated coconut to the pastry mixture.

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