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Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)

Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée)

This is for sweet or savoury tarts, quiches or pies. The difference between this and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) is in the very small amount of sugar and the absence of ground almonds.

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Last modified on: November 12th 2018

For 900 g, you will need:

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Step by step recipe

1 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #1In the food processor bowl, pour 2 eggs, 5 g fine (or table) salt and 20 g caster sugar. 5 min.
2 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #2Add 350 g butter, cut in small pieces. 5 min.
3 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #3Then 500 g flour. 3 min.
4 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #4Switch on the food processor to knead.
5 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #5Stop food processor as soon as dough is just mixed, 3-4 minutes maximum, and if necessary finish mixing with your hands.

Shortcrust pastry should be worked as little as possible, and it doesn't matter if there are still a few pieces of butter in the dough.
3 min.
6 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #6Cut dough into pieces of about 300g. 5 min.
7 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #7Make balls, then thick circles, and wrap them in plastic film.

Contrary to a very common idea, you should not keep the pastry in a ball, because it becomes hard, and then it's difficult to roll out.
5 min.
8 Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #8Write on weight and date and store in the fridge until use, at least overnight if possible.

You can also freeze this dough easily.
5 min.

Remarks

If you freeze it, let it thaw slowly overnight in the fridge.

If you make this dough for a savoury tart, omit the sugar.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
463463 gr390 gr313 gr
232 %24 %37 %47 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
4666 gr39 gr31 gr
23 %2 %4 %5 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 900 g : 3.35 €

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Source: After Gaston Lenôtre.
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