Hazelnut Shortcrust PastryVeg
HT CD CBFBritish15
Makes approx 225g/8oz Hot Cold
and Baked Fayre
100g/4oz Plain Flour
A Pinch of Salt
25g/1oz Ground Hazelnuts
2 teasp Caster Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
1 tbsp Cold Water
Place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and rub in the butter until the
mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir in the nuts and sugar, then add the egg yolk and water. Mix with a knife
until the mixture starts coming together then gather together with your hands,
turn onto a floured surface and form into a ball.
Wrap the pastry in cling film and rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before
for sweet recipes calling for shortcrust pasty.
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introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or
whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.
- to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together
with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This
process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.
- The incorporation of fat into flour.Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and
forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully
incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.