What is Short Crust Pastry?

Shortcrust pastry, also known as Pie Crust or Pâte Brisée, is a type of pastry used in sweet and savory dishes. It is made by blending flour, butter, and a small amount of liquid (usually water or milk) together to form a dough.

Shortcrust pastry is called “short” because of the high-fat content of the butter makes it crumbly and tender. The dough is usually rolled out and used as a base for pies, tarts, quiches, and other savoury baked goods.

Shortcrust pastry can be made by hand or using a food processor. It can be filled with sweet or savory fillings such as sugar, vanilla, herbs or cheese depending on the intended use. It is a versatile pastry that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes and is a staple in many baking recipes.

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