This quick pastry is easy to pull together and versatile in its uses. For best results, make sure your ingredients and tools are cold, work quickly, and allow the dough to rest in the refrigerator before using.
Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Short Crust Pastry
Work quickly, and make sure all your ingredients and tools are cold. Whisk together flour and salt. Add grated butter, and using a hand mixer, mix until butter chunks are evenly distributed through flour. Don’t try to break the butter down. Slowly add ice water, and keep mixing until a soft dough is formed. Shape dough into a flat disc, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.
On lightly floured surface, roll dough to desired thickness and shape.