Cheddar shortcrust pastry

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This is a lovely crisp pastry, perfect for meat pies or quiches and now I use nothing else now due to protests from my hubby!

Cheddar shortcrust pastry
Servings:Serves 4 - makes about 600g
Calories per serving:1059
Ready in:15 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:None
Recipe author:Chef
First published:5th April 2013

Best recipe review

Makes great savouries


This makes such a difference to savoury pastries and is such a simple idea.

Paul R Smith


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Mise en place


  1. Sieve flour, cut butter into 1cm cubes and grate cheddar.
  2. Add everything to food processor and pulse until mixed into chucky crumbs.
  3. Add water one tablespoon at a time and pulse food processor until ball of dough is formed.
  4. Use immediately or freeze for future use

Serving suggestions

This makes 6 individual pie crusts and lids or 2x quiche crusts or 1x large pie crust and lid

Chef's notes

Using a orange coloured cheese will make the cheese noticeable in the pastry

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