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Easy Shortcrust Pastry

Easy Shortcrust Pastry

It takes a long time to make puff pastry, but a shortcrust pastry is quick and easy to make.
If you make it by yourself, you can make inexpensive pastries arranged to your liking.

Ingredients

Cake flour
100 g
Butter
70 g
Cold water
35 ml

Steps

1. Chill the water in the fridge.
2. Combine the cake flour, and bite-sized butter pieces into a bowl. Mix until the butter become pea sized while pressing down with a whisk.
3. Add the cold water to Step 2 little by little, and mix by lifting the flour with a spatula. You might wonder if the dough will come together with that much water, but you don't need to worry.
4. Press down the dough with the back of your hand, and divide in half with the edge of the spatula.
5. Stack the pieces on top of one another.
6. Press down with the back of your hand.
7. Divide in half with the spatula.
8. And stack...
9. Repeat this about 10 times. The dough might be crumbly first, but it starts to come together. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and let it sit in the fridge over night.
10. Roll out the dough, and cut out a shape with a cookie cutter, then pop them in the oven to bake.
11. They should rise and make layers like this.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought up this recipe so I could have easy and quick pastry dough whenever I need it.