Delicate Shortcrust Pastry
45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
7 ingredients
20 servings
This is a (slighty tweaked) recipe from Mariette Crafford, a South African food writer. It's the best shortcrust pastry I've ever tasted. It can be used raw, if you don't want to be bothered with blind baking, but I have found that blind baking does guarantee a more golden pastry colour. The cornstarch (known as cornflour here) practically guarantees a delicious, light pastry. You could add 1-2 teaspoons of the tiny black seeds inside cardamom pods to the dry ingredients, to lend a slightly exotic note. Use this pastry for either a sweet or savoury filling: you can add 1/2 cup superfine sugar if you like, and maybe increase the water. Please note that yield and servings will depend entirely on what you're using the pastry for, and the size of your tartlet tins. Mine are 10cm across, and 1/2 of the pastry yields 10 tartlets. The baking time will depend on whether you're making small tartlets (about 25 mins) or a large quiche (50 - 60 mins).

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Serving Size (25.13 g)
Servings 20
Amount per Serving
Calories 156.51 Calories from Fat 134.55
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14.95g 459.99%
Saturated Fat 9.47g 946.64%
Trans Fat 0.6g %
Cholesterol 39.62mg 264.13%
Sodium 118.88mg 99.06%
Total Carbohydrate 5.85g 39.02%
Dietary Fiber 0.06 g 4.61%
Sugars 0.01 g %
Protein 0.17g 6.93%
Vitamin A 460.5IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 4.62mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4