Basic Shortcrust Pastry


  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g margarine or low fat spread, diced
  • pinch salt


  1. Sift 225g plain flour into a large bowl
  2. Add 100g diced cold spread and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs
  3. Stir in a pinch of salt, then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough
  4. Knead the dough briefly and gently on a floured surface
  5. Wrap in cling film and chill while preparing the filling

Why not download the recipe sheet and try this for yourself.

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