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How to make sweet short crust pastry Tart or case

How to make sweet short crust pastry Tart or case

Sweet pastry Tart is the base of many sweet dishes. If you learn how to make it perfectly then you can make thousands of desserts.Standard proportion for shortcrust pastry is half the weight of fat to flour.

The ingredients couldn’t be much more basic but, if you bring them together in the right way, the result can absolutely make a fantastic dish.Making good pastry is not difficult at all.There are three main things to consider: ingredients, temperature and gluten.

First of all go for good brands ingredients. Because Butter, flour can change the texture and taste of your pastry.

I am showing here how to make sweet short crust pastry tart.Make sure to use good quality ingredients for best results.

What I personally feel is making short pastry is easy than baking any other thing. It is very quickly made in food processor but you can also make it by hand.

I have found Sainsbury the best brand. Some of it’s basic things are amazingly good and are available in good prices.I used this sainsbury’s baking block in this recipe and trust me it is cheaper than butter but its taste and texture is amazingly good for pastries. So do try it if you are living in UK. 

Also try my some of other recipes like this

  1. Lemon Tart
  2. Pear Puff-Pastry Tart
  3. Apple Tart

Tip 1: Use very cold butter in this recipe

Serving= This dough can cover a 20 cm tart tin.

Ingredients

  • Flour  175 g
  • Icing sugar   25 g
  • Butter  100 g
  • Salt a pinch
  • Cold water 1-2 tbsp almost
  • Egg yolk  1

Directions,

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1. Add cold butter and flour and icing sugar in food processor.
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2. Run food processor few times.
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3. You will get something like this like bread crumbs.
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4. Now add in 1 egg yolk and cold water 2 tbsp almost.
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5. Run it again few seconds until it combines together like shown in picture. Do not over mix it.
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6. Take it out and combine it with hands and press it 1-2 times. Do not knead it.
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7.Sweet short crust pastry is ready.
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8. Wrap it in a cling film and keep it in fridge for half hour before using.
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9. Now take a loose base 20 cm tart tin and keep it’s base on a flat surface. Floured it lightly and keep pastry dough on it.
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10. Roll it.
If you do not have loose base tart tin then you can just roll it and fold it around your rolling pin and layer it into the tin.
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11. Now fold the pastry like shown in picture.
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12. Lift it and keep in tart tin.
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13. Open it and press the edges.
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14. Now prick the bottom with fork and do not cut the edges, we will cut them after baking because pastry will shrink a little after baking.
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15. Now keep butter paper on it and fill it with baking beans (I don’t have baking beans so I filled it with pulses. It’s ready for baking now. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180 C (fan) for 10 minutes.
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16. Take out ,remove beans and butter paper and bake again at 180 C(fan) for 10 minutes.
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17. Take it out from oven and cut the edges with knife.
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18. Neatly cut the edges.
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Sweet Short Crust pastry Tart is ready. Fill it according to your choice of filling.

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