Sweet Pastry

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This is a useful and versatile pastry that can be used for all manner of desserts and sweet things.


Preparation Time: 10 minutes (+30 minutes chilling)
Cooking Time: n/a
Serves: n/a


  1. Thoroughly mix together the sugar and softened butter. Then add the egg and egg yolk.
    the pastry ingredients
  2. Stir the egg in until it forms a paste, then sieve in the flour and salt and then stir it all together until it forms a dough. Then take the dough out of the bowl and shape it into a ball.
    the dough
  3. Press the ball of dough into a disk shape and wrap it with cling-film/plastic-wrap. Place it in the fridge for about 30 minutes to firm up.
    chilling the pastry
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Useful Information

Can it be frozen? Yes.
Can it be prepared in advance? Yes, it can be finished up to 3 days in advance.
Will leftovers be nice? Erm, not really... it's raw pastry.

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