Shortcrust Pastry Dough Recipe

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Shortcrust Pastry Dough
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  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour and salt.
  2. Add the butter and cut into flour until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
  3. (Using a food processor fitted with the dough blade makes the cutting process a little easier and faster).
  4. Mix in enough cold water to hold mixture together.
  5. Form into a ball.
  6. Wrap in wax paper (preferred) or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 30-45 minutes.
  7. Assembly: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  8. Spray a baking sheet, muffin tray, etc.
  9. With nonstick cooking spray or grease with shortening.
  10. Remove pastry from refrigerator.
  11. Lightly sprinkle work surface with flour.
  12. Roll out pastry to about 1/8-inch thickness.
  13. Cut into circles, squares, or any shape and size that you like.
  14. Use any filling that you want.
  15. To join separate pastry pieces together, moisten the edges with beaten egg and gently crimp the edges together.
  16. If your dish is to have pastry on the top, brush the top of the pastry with beaten egg.
  17. Place on prepared baking sheet, muffin tray, etc.
  18. And bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  19. Pastry freezes extremely well.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1368.58 Kcal (5730 kJ)
Calories from fat 699.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 77.77g 120%
Cholesterol 165.07mg 55%
Sodium 3965.83mg 165%
Potassium 323.33mg 7%
Total Carbs 149.17g 50%
Dietary Fiber 16.56g 66%
Protein 20.92g 42%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 19%
Iron 9.7mg 54%
Calcium 462.3mg 46%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 449.21 Kcal (1881 kJ)
Calories from fat 229.75 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.53g 120%
Cholesterol 54.18mg 55%
Sodium 1301.71mg 165%
Potassium 106.13mg 7%
Total Carbs 48.96g 50%
Dietary Fiber 5.44g 66%
Protein 6.87g 42%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 19%
Iron 3.2mg 54%
Calcium 151.7mg 46%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 33.1
  • 37

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free,
  • high fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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