Short crust pastryFrom drgreen69 8 years ago
How to make it
- Combine flour, salt and white sugar in a medium sized mixing bowl and stir well to mix.
- Cut butter into 1 tablespoon pieces and add to dry ingredients. Toss once or twice to coat pieces of butter. Then using your hands break the butter into tiny pieces and pinch and squeeze it into the dry ingredients.
- Keep the mixture uniform by occasionally reaching down to the bottom of the bowl and mixing all the ingredients evenly together. Continue rubbing the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles a coarse ground cornmeal and no large pieces of butter remain visible.
- Sprinkle the minimum amount of water over the butter and flour mixture and stir gently with a fork the dough should begin holding together. If the mixture still appears dry and crumbly, add the remaining water, 1 teaspoon at a time for the smaller quantity of dough, a tablespoon at a time for the larger quantity, until the dough holds together easily.