Standard Short Crust Pastry Recipe

Looking for an easy standard short crust pastry recipe? Learn how to make standard short crust pastry using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by turtles_all_the_way_down

Makes 24 servings



Standard short crust pastry, this will yield enough for about three 8" double crust pies or 24 individual 4" single crust pie shells.

Recipe Ingredients for standard short crust pastry

5 1/2 cups flour
1 egg
1 tbsp vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
1 lb lard

Recipe Directions for standard short crust pastry

  1. Mix salt and flour.

  2. Cut lard into flour with a pastry blender, should look like rough dry oatmeal.

  3. Mix together egg and vinegar in a measuring cup. Fill to just over 1 cup with COLD water.

  4. Gradually add wet to dry, miking with a fork. complete mixing with hands then turn out onto a floured board and kneed very lightly (over kneading makes pastry tougher and more prone to shrinking).

  5. Let dough rest 15 minutes or so (can be wrapped in plastic and refrigerated until needed, up to a couple of days)

  6. divide dough into three or four portions.

  7. gently shape dough into a disk then compleate rolling with floured rolling pin on floured board, turning to prevent sticking. dough should be about 1/8" to 3/16" thick, thin for tarts, thicker for pies.

  8. Use as indicated in recipe

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 60.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
278
Calories from Fat
175
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
19.4g
30%
Saturated Fat
7.5g
38%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
26mg
9%
Sodium
54mg
2%
Potassium
34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
21.9g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0.8g
3%
Sugars
0.1g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 8%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • Very low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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