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Basic Short Pastry Recipe-15298

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
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Yield: Makes about 1 pound


  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4-6 tablespoons ice water


Place the flour, salt, and butter in a food processor. Blitz until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, about 10 seconds. Tip into a mixing bowl. Add 4 tablespoons of water and stir with a table knife until the dough just comes together. If it seems too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons more water. (Try not to make the dough too wet, because this results in a crumbly pastry.) Lightly knead the dough into a smooth ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.

© 2008 Gordon Ramsay

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on 16 servings.

86kcal (4%)
3mg (0%)
0mg (0%)
36mcg RAE (1%)
11mg (4%)
118mg (5%)
3g (14%)
4g (7%)
1mg (3%)

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