Shortcrust Pastry Dough

Recipe by Millereg
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READY IN: 1hr 50mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  • Add the butter and cut into flour until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  • (Using a food processor fitted with the dough blade makes the"cutting" process a little easier and faster).
  • Mix in enough cold water to hold mixture together.
  • Form into a ball.
  • Wrap in wax paper (preferred) or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  • Assembly: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray a baking sheet, muffin tray, etc.
  • with nonstick cooking spray or grease with shortening.
  • Remove pastry from refrigerator.
  • Lightly sprinkle work surface with flour.
  • Roll out pastry to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  • Cut into circles, squares, or any shape and size that you like.
  • Use any filling that you want.
  • To"join" separate pastry pieces together, moisten the edges with beaten egg and gently crimp the edges together.
  • If your dish is to have pastry on the top, brush the top of the pastry with beaten egg.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet, muffin tray, etc.
  • and bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • Pastry freezes extremely well.
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