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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:

Change those ingredients for: 300 g 450 g 900 g 1 kg 800 g 2 kg 700 g

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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) : Photo of step #1
In the food processor bowl, pour 2 eggs, 5 g fine (or table) salt and 20 g caster sugar.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Add 350 g butter, cut in small pieces.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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Then 500 g flour.

Stage 4
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Switch on the food processor to knead.

Stage 5 - 3 min.
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Stop 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.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Cut dough into pieces of about 300g.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Make 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.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Write on weight and date and store in the fridge until use, at least overnight if possible.

You can also freeze this dough easily.

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

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Gaston Lenôtre.

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FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Hazelnut and orange cake, Plain cake, Hamburgers, Caribbean upside-down cake, Gâteau Basque , ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Coconut tuiles, Montbenoit's canapés, Caramelised apple pie, Marchand de vin sauce, Comtoise apple charlotte, ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup , Bonnevaux apple tart, Tarte Normande, Apple and almond gratin, Lemon tart, ... All
Fine (or table) saltFine (or table) salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Houmous, Pâté de campagne, Tomato feuilleté with pesto, Cramique, "Psychedelic" sandwich bread, ... All

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