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The perfect shortbread pastry for delicious baked goods

Tetiana KoziukFood
Shortcrust pastry recipe. Source: Pexels

Shortcrust pastry is a versatile and the most common dough for baking. It is especially tasty for cookies and various open pies. You can use margarine, butter, sour cream, kefir, and regular vegetable oil as the basis for the dough. If you want your baked goods to be tender and crumble, it is best to make shortcrust pastry with butter.

Food blogger Victoria with the nickname kusja_  shared a recipe for universal shortcrust pastry on her Instagram page.

Shortcrust pastry recipe

Ingredients:

  • baking powder - 5 g
  • powdered sugar - 30 g
  • flour - 200 g
  • butter at room temperature - 120 g
  • egg - 1 pc
  • salt - a pinch
  • vanilla paste/cinnamon
Shortcrust pastry with butter

Method of preparation:

1. Beat soft butter with salt and powder until smooth and fluffy.

2. Add egg and vanilla paste while continuing to beat.

3. Pour in the dry ingredients and knead the dough.

Tip: after kneading the dough, it is best to proceed to cooking without leaving it to rest. If the kitchen is hot enough, you can put the dough in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

Recipe for universal shortcrust pastry

The easiest thing to make with this shortcrust pastry is cookies. To do this, you need:

1. Roll out the finished dough, cut out cookies of the desired shape and place on a baking sheet.

The simplest shortcrust cookies

2. Bake at 180 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

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