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Almond Shortcrust Pastry Recipe


Veg CD CBF 10mins


An alternative to ordinary shortcrust pastry which is particularly good when used with apple or pear desserts


Yield: Makes approx. 225g/8oz Total time Keywords:  Cold Vegetarian Nuts Pastries Baked Fayre Teatime


50g/2oz Ground Almonds
100g/4oz Plain Flour
25g/1oz Caster sugar
A pinch of Salt
50g/2oz Butter
1 tbsp Clear Honey
1 Egg Yolk
Almond Essence




1. Mix together  the ground almonds, flour, sugar and salt in a large bowl.


2. Make a well in the middle and put in the butter, honey, egg yolk and almond essence then using a knife start mixing the ingredients until they start to come together to form a dough.


3. Knead until smooth.


3. Wrap the pastry in clingfilm and rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before rolling out.


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Tips, Options and Substitutions


This pastry works very well when substituted for ordinary sweet shortcrust pastry in desserts where apples and pears are used.



Main Equipment required to make this recipe


Large mixing bowl

A large knife



Key techniques required to make this recipe


To Knead - A rhythmic action in dough making whereby one end of the dough is secured by the heel of one hand and stretched away, then pulled back over the top.

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