Short Crust Pastry




  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 1 level tsp salt
  • 4 ozs fat (margarine mixed with lard, or all butter can be used)
  • 8 tsp water


  1. Place the flour, salt and fat into a food mixer and mix on lowish speed (3) until it resembles bread crumbs
  2. Add the water and mix on low speed until combined.
  3. Put in the refrigerator for 10 - 30 minutes to rest.
  4. Cook at 425F, Gas Mark 7
This is the basic pastry for pies tarts etc and is easily made in my Kenwood Mixer.