Rich Short Crust Pastry Recipe
You will need:
8 oz. flour 1 teaspoon castor pinch salt sugar
5 oz. butter 1-2 tablespoons cold
1 egg yolk water
1 Sieve flour and salt into a bowl.
2 Rub the butter lightly into the flour, using finger tips, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
3 Add sugar and egg yolk, work into the flour, adding water gradually until the mixture forms a firm dough.
4 Turn on to a floured surface, knead lightly and roll out. If a pastry is difficult to handle, leave in a cold place for at least half an hour before using.
5 For baking times see individual recipes using rich short crust pastry.