Shortcrust Pastry Recipe


Preparation Time20 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Interest Group


 Plain whole meal flour8 Ounce (225 Grams)
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Salt To Taste
 Margarine2 Ounce (50 Grams)
 Lard2 Ounce (50 Grams)
 Cold water4 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1753 Calories from Fat 916

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 102 g157.2%

Saturated Fat 30.3 g151.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 53.9 mg18%

Sodium 1195.1 mg49.8%

Total Carbohydrates 169 g56.4%

Dietary Fiber 7.6 g30.3%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 30 g60.7%

Vitamin A 40.6% Vitamin C 0.09%

Calcium 74% Iron 66.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1 In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder and salt together.
2 Add in any coarse bran left in the sieve.
3 Gently rub the fats into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
4 Add in about 2 1/2 tablespoons water to bind the mixture together.
5 Lightly knead to form a stiff dough.
6 Roll out thinly.

7 Use as desired.