Basic short crust dough
100% flour

200% butter

50% sugar

100% eggs

To make a short crust dough is quite easy but it’s a process that cannot be rushed.

So place the butter and flour together, and rub it together, until it becomes sand.

Place the eggs and sugar together and whisk until the sugar is disolved. Add to ‘sand mix, then bind together. 

Do not over work the dough but mix enough that the dough is smooth. Let dough rest for 20 minutes before rolling.

Roll out to a thin base, then using the rolling pin, gently roll the edge of the pastry over the pin to lift it onto your baking tray. Trim using a knife and blind bake

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