Shortcrust Pastry

Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Difficulty Easy
Servings 1 pie shell


  • 1 2/3 cup All-purpose Flour plus extra for dusting
  • 1 stick Butter (cold)
  • 1/3 cup Fine Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Milk


  • Cut butter into small chunks then add to a bowl with the flour
  • Rub the butter into the flour until all the large lumps are gone and the mixture resembles bread crumbs
  • Mix in the sugar
  • Lightly beat the egg in a separate bowl, then mix into the pastry with a fork
  • Add milk as necessary, 1 tablespoon at a time until the pastry comes together into a dough. You may not need to use all the milk
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap or a ziplock bag and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling out
  • Follow instructions of your specific recipe for how you should bake the pie crust
Keyword pastry, shortcrust
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