Get the fillings ready, we’ve got shortcrust pastry goods to make!
Soft and crumbly, shortcrust pastry is an easy and delicious go-to for homemade goods that need a crumbly buttery pastry base, topper or both!
Pro tip for making shortcrust pastry from scratch: make sure all your ingredients are super cold to start with – this will help keep the pastry light and crumbly. When possible, always rest the pastry in the fridge for a while to prevent shrinking during baking.
Whether you prefer store-bought or homemade shortcrust pastry, here’s seven recipes that simply wouldn’t be the same without shortcrust pastry:
This one is called date-night chicken pie because nothing screams romance like “I made pastry from scratch for you!”Even Popeye would approve of this spinach and egg tart. These individual curried pies are super cute and pack a whole load of spice and flavour! When you can’t quite decide on a sweet or savoury tart, this pear and blue cheese tart is the perfect compromise. The addition of walnuts into the shortcrust makes for a special finish.Dress up everyday pantry staples like tinned tuna with this easy tuna tart.While crustless variations are rather quicker, there will always be something magical about a fresh quiche with a soft buttery pastry base.The showstopper is this vegetarian pie with an onion gravy, fit for any grand affair or a couch night in. ALSO SEE: Our top 10 lockdown recipes