Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Short Crust Pastry

This recipe was based on the short  crust pastry of Gina Steer found in her book “The complete sterp-by-step baking cookbook”.  I have adjusted the recipe (small revision only) so I could remember it better

I use this on sweet pies like in my apple-cinnamon pie which I will be posting later

Ingredients :

All Purpose  flour – 200 g.
Butter – 50 g.
shortening – 50 g.
Salt – 1 g
Water – 15 to 30 g.

Cooking Procedure:

1.  Sift flour and salt in a bowl.
2.  Cut the shortening and the butter into small pieces.
3.  Rub the fats into the flour-salt mixture using your fingertips until the mixture resembles a fine bread crumb.  You can also do this using a blender.  put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until it produces a fine bread crumb-like
4.  Add water gradually and mix to form a soft, pliable dough.
5.  Knead gently on a lightly floured surface until the dough is smooth and free of cracks
6.  Wrap the dough in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling it out into a lightly floured surface.
7.  Use as required.
8.  If your recipe calls for a crispy baked pie crust.  Place and mold the flattened dough in a pie pan then bake blindly at 200 degrees celsius until it is lightly brown

Makes one 9”-diamter pie crust . Here’s the estimated Nutritional values per 1 whole pie crust based on the ingredients used.

Calories :  1,506 kcalTotal Fat:  92.4 g.
Cholesterol :  100 mg.Saturated fat :  75.4 g.
Protein :  22.02 gDietary fiber :  6.8 g.
Sodium :  687 g.Carbohydrate :  150.02 g.

-foodformylove(22November2011)

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