Easy Pastry Recipes
Here are some Shortcrust Pastry Recipes that you can cook with or for your kids.
There are some Savory and Sweet pastry recipes and for all the recipes you will find the Shortcrust Pastry ingredients and methods on my Pastry Recipes Page.
You will need to adjust the amounts according to the recipe so if the recipe asks for 12oz of pastry then you will need to triple the amounts.
One of the most popular Shortcrust Pastry Recipes in our house is Cornish Pasties so here is our recipe.
12oz Shortcrust Pastry
12oz Stewing Steak
1 Onion, Finely chopped
1 Large Potato, Finely Diced
Salt and Pepper
Milk to Glaze
Make the pastry in the usual way.
Trim the meat, cut into 1/4-1/2 inch pieces and mix with the onion, potato and seasoning.
Divide the pastry into 4 portions and roll out into 8 inch rounds (I use a plate as a guide.)
Divide the filling between the 4 pastry , place in the center leaving the pastry edges free.
Moisten the egdes and draw the pastry together to join on top.
Ease the filling across the base and press the edges firmly together. Flake with a knife and twist in a rough wavy line.
Place on a baking sheet, brush with milk and cook in the center of the oven (425F/Gas Mark 7) for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325F/Gas Mark 3 and continue cooking for about an hour longer, until the filling is cooked.
If the pastry gets rather brown, cover the pasties with some greaseproof (waxed) paper.
Remove from the Cornish Pasties from the oven and wrap in a clean tea towel, keep in a warm place for about 15 minutes to allow the pastry to soften slightly.
Dutch Apple Pie
This is a delightful Plate Pie Dessert that My Aunt used to make with apples from her orchard.
4oz Soft Brown Sugar
1 Level Tbsp Flour
1/2 Level Tsp Salt
1 Level Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Pint Water
2 Tbsps Lemon Juice
1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
6oz Shortcrust Pastry
4 Dessert Apples, peeled and cored
Pre heat the oven to 425F/Gas Mark 7
If you haven’t already make the pastry.
Mix the sugar with the flour, salt and cinnamon in a saucepan.
Stir in the water and lemon juice and cook, stirring, until the mixture thickens and clears.
Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and vanilla and leave to cool.
Line your 8 inch pie plate with half the pastry.
Slice the apples and stir into the sauce, pour this mixture over the pastry, moisten the edges of the pastry and cover with the remaining pastry, press the edges together and decorate, either pinch the edge or mark with a fork.
Bake near the top of the oven for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to moderate (350F/Gas Mark 4) and continue cooking for a further 20-25 minutes, until the fruit is cooked.
Serve either hot or cold.
Two Color Jam Tart
6oz Shortcrust Pastry
Pr-heat your oven to 425F/Gas Mark 7.
Once you have made the shortcrust pastry roll out thinly and line an 8inch meatl pie plate, reserving a small piece of pastry for decorating.
Cut 1/4 inch strips, moisten the ends and fix them in a trellis pattern on the pastry case.
Cut a 1/2 inch strip,moisten the edge of tart and lay this strip all the way round, covering the ends of the chris cross strips; press the edges together and flute them (pinch with fingers).
Put Teaspoonfuls of raspberry jam and lemon curd in alternate openings.
Bake in the center of the oven for 20-25 minutes, until the pastry is golden-brown.
You may also like to try this Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
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