Everyday Shortcrust Pastry


  • 200g Doves Farm Organic Plain White Flour
  • 100g butter
  • 4 tbsp cold water
  • flour for dusting


  1. Rub a little butter around your pie dish or tart tin and pre-heat the oven.
  2. Put the flour and butter into a large bowl.
  3. Use a fork or pastry blender to work the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Stir in the water.
  5. Using your hands gather the mix together to form a smooth ball of pastry dough.
  6. Put the dough on a floured surface, or between two pieces of cling film, and roll it out to the desired thickness and size.
  7. Transfer the pastry to the prepared dish or simply press it into the dish using your fingers.
  8. Cut away any pastry that hangs over the edge of your dish and bake according to your recipe.