Basic Short Pastry
Editor's Note: When it comes to baking, every home cook should have a recipe for Basic Short Pastry up their sleeves! This recipe from renowned chef Gordon Ramsay only uses four ingredients to make a pastry that can be incorporated in a number of dishes, including Ramsay's own recipe for Deep-Dish Chicken Pie. You'll love having this quick and easy recipe on hand the next time you need to make a more elaborate meal for family and friends. While the dough chills, you can multi-task and get started on another aspect of your recipe, too.
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Five Ingredients or LessYes
Taste and TextureButtery
- 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
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