Pastry Base

Pastry Base

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A pastry base is like fine linen waiting to be embroidered on! it offers a wonderfully chewy yet crunchy base to hold all your favourite fillings, be it chocolate, custard, jam, caramelised nuts, stewed fruits or your own innovative combinations. The perfect pastry base, of course, leads to the perfect tart, so here is how to get it right…

Pastry Base recipe - How to make Pastry Base

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1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup butter , frozen and cut into small pieces
2 tbsp cold milk

  1. Sieve the flour into a bowl.
  2. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips till it resembles bread crumbs.
  3. Gradually, add enough cold milk to make a firm dough. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour the rolling pin and the pastry board.
  5. Roll out the pastry to line a 150 mm. (6") diameter tart mould.
  6. Prick with a fork at regular intervals.
  7. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 230°c (450°f) for 10 to 15 minutes or till golden brown.
  8. Cool completely.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy533 cal
Protein7.3 g
Carbohydrates42.1 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat36.5 g
Cholesterol109.8 mg
Sodium357.7 mg
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