Shortcrust Pastry with Oil Recipe

Shortcrust Pastry with Oil Recipe

Similar to shortcrust pastry (basic pie crust), this is more crumbly and must be used as soon as it is made. It is usually baked at 200C/400F/gas mark 6.

Ingredients: Makes 350 g / 12 oz

75 ml/5 tbsp oil
65 ml cold water

225 g/8 oz/2 cups plain (all-purpose) cups fllour
A pinch of salt

Method:

Beat together the oil and water in a bowl until blended. Gradually add the flour and salt, mixing with a round-bladed knife until a dough forms. Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth. Wrap in clingfilm (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes before use.

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