Thursday, 28 March 2013

Shortcrust Pastry

Shortcrust Pastry (Vegan and non Vegan/Low fat variant included)
This is a basic recipe that one may chose to use for sweet as well as savory dishes. If one wants the pastry to also be sweet, you could add couple of spoons of sugar to the flour. I have given below two versions of the pastry. One is the most common and ‘original’ recipe and the next one is suppose to be a more healthy version as it has wholewheat flour and also made using olive oil rather than butter/margarine. You could choose which version you like for the dish you are preparing...

1 cup all purpose flour
½ cup butter/margarine, cold and diced
Pinch of salt

Using your fingertips mix the butter/margarine with flour. If needed add couple of spoons of ice cold water and make a soft dough

Use as mentioned in the recipe

Wholewheat shortcrust pastry
½ cup all purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
50-60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
Pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoons sugar
Cold water

Add the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl and add the olive oil. Mix so it looks like breadcrumbs and add water and make a soft dough that is well combined
use as mentioned in recipe

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