Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

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This pastry is important for a lot of our pastry related dessert recipes, like the Blackberry&Apple Pie that I am currently writing as of when I post this. Can also be eaten as is, as a biscuit or something.

You will need:

  • 125g softened (but cold) butter
  • 250g plain flour
  • 70g caster sugar, or 100g Icing sugar (I think it makes the pastry a bit softer, and obviously sweeter, works better with some things)
  • 2 egg yolks (you can swap one of the egg yolks for a tablespoon of cold water)


1. Put the butter, flour and sugar in a large bowl. Mix together with finger-tips until mixture looks like yellowish breads crumbs.

2. Add the egg yolks (water) and continue to mix until a nice dough has formed, most recipes say to chill in a fridge but I don’t ‘cos I’m a rebel… and impatient.

3. And there you go, baking time can vary from recipe to recipe.

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