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Sweet shortcrust

Sweet shortcrust is a great basic dough for many products such as cookies, pie crusts and desserts. If you want to use this dough as a pie bottom or case, bake it blind first with a filling such as peas or lentils.

Recipe by Jacques van Bragt, Jacques van Bragt pâtisserie, Geldrop, the Netherlands.
Recipe for 1,8 kilos dough. 

Sweet shortcrust

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Ingredients

300

g

caster sugar

600

g

butter

900

g

plain flour

10

g

lemon zest

5

g

salt

50

g

eggs

Preparation method

  • Mix the caster sugar, butter, lemon zest, egg and salt in a mixing bowl with a butterfly whisk.
  • Add the sieved plain flour and mix well.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic foil and set in the refrigerator to stiffen up.
  • For further use, knead the dough until supple and roll out to the desired thickness.
  • Bake the dough slices for approx. 10 minutes at 180°C.

Serving suggestions

  • Sweet shortcrust is an excellent dough for apple pies.
  • You can also cut circles of the dough with a round cutter and sprinkle it with the garnish of your choice, e.g. nuts.

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