How To Make Sweet Pastry

How To Make Sweet Pastry

Allan Pickett shows you how to make sweet pastry, ideal for making fruit tarts, in this VideoJug film.

INGREDIENTS

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RECIPE

Serves
4
Prep =
1h
Total =
1h

Ingredients

  • 300 g flour
  • 200 g butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg

Method

You can make this sweet pastry by hand or in an electric mixer. If you're using a mixer, use the paddle attachment, not the whisk.

Cream the butter and sugar together for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and mix till combined. Add the flour and mix.

Remove the paddle and bowl from the machine and knead the mixture into a paste with your hand, till it is sticky to the touch.

Wrap the paste in clingfilm and place in the fridge for 1 hour before using. The pastry will keep for 2 days in the fridge and 1 month in the freezer.