Sweet pastry


Sweet pastry
This sweet pastry is one of the basics of French pâtisserie, just like shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée). It is less rich in butter, so less "short" but crisper, it can be used in all tart recipes, or for any other pastry-based desserts.
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Last modified on: June 27th 2018

For 550 g, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 550 g 1 kg 100 g 2 kg 200 g 3 kg 300 g

How long does it take?

Time required for this recipe:
PreparationStart to finish
13 min.13 min.

Keeping:

Several days in the fridge, wrapped in plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
Sweet pastry : Photo of step #1
Weigh 60 g egg, then whisk briefly until liquid.

Note: once liquid, it is easier to adjust the weight more precisely if necessary. Use up any egg left over for glazing.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
Sweet pastry : Photo of step #2
Put into a food-mixer bowl: 275 g flour, 108 g butter cut into small pieces, 135 g icing sugar and 3 g fine (or table) salt.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Sweet pastry : Photo of step #3
Mix together on medium speed until it makes a grainy dough.

Stage 4
Sweet pastry : Photo of step #4
Stop as soon as it reaches this consistency.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Sweet pastry : Photo of step #5
Start the mixer again and pour in the egg in a thin stream.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Stop kneading as soon as the dough is evenly mixed.

Stage 7
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Weigh out the dough into pieces of 8 to 10 oz (250 to 300 grams), shape into balls, then into flat "cakes" and wrap these in plastic film.

Refrigerate until needed, or freeze.

Remarks

Sweet pastry can be used the day it is made. It just needs to rest in the fridge for 1 hour beforehand.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,385 Kcal or 9,986 Kj33 gr339 gr100 gr
119 %13 %32 %15 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
411 Kcal or 1,721 Kj6 gr58 gr17 gr
21 %2 %5 %3 %
% 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

Based on a recipe from the INBP (French professional bakery institute).

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