Sweet short pastry


Sweet short pastry

Course Desserts


  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • 1 cup Self raising flour
  • 125 grams Shortening (butter)
  • 2 tablespoons Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup Cold water (approx)


  • Sift flours into a bowl and rub shortening through until crumb like. Alternatively put flour into a food processor and blitz shortening until crumb like.
  • Add sugar and mix in.
  • Add lightly beaten egg yolk and water to the dry ingredients and mix to a dough. Cover and set aside in the fridge for 15 mins or so to make rolling easier.


Can freeze this dough, cling film with no air and a sealed bag.  I divide into 2 or 3 portions.

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