Sweet Pastry Dough

READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 6-20




  • Combine the flour, sugar and salt.
  • Cut in the butter a little, then add the shortening, work into a paste, to create a crumb, keeping the mixture light.
  • Whisk together the egg, vinegar, vanilla and water.
  • Work the mixture to a dough, use an electric mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment if desired, I work it with a spoon, until it isn't wet, then use my hands to moisten the crumbs, with the cohesive dough, at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Remove the dough, it should not be crumbly, shake it over the bowl, if there are any crumbs left, set the pastry aside, add a few drops of water to the remaining mix, gather together, and add to the whole.
  • Rub both sides of the dough in flour before putting into a zip top bag, to chill for at least an hour before using the rest of the flour, for rolling and baking the dough.