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Cheese Pastry Recipe

Cheese Pastry Recipe

A shortcrust pastry (paste) for savory tarts or baked goods. It is usually baked at 200C/400F/gas mark 6.

Ingredients: Makes 350 g / 12 oz

100g/4 oz/1 cup plain (all-purpose) flour
A pinch of salt
A pinch of cayenne
50 g/2 oz butter or margarine

50 g/2 oz Cheddar cheese, grated
1 egg yolk
30 ml/2 tbsp cold water


Mix together the flour, salt and cayenne in a bowl, then rub in the butter or margarine until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese, then mix in the egg yolk and enough of the water to make a firm dough. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead gently until blended. Wrap in clingfilm (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes before use.

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