Quick & Easy

Short crust pastry

Make a delicious pie base and crust with this parmesan cheese spiked short crust pastry recipe. You can leave the cheese out if you prefer, and even replace it with sugar for a sweet dish.
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1.Place flour and cheese in processor with cold butter and process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
2.While processing; add egg yolk and a little water. Continue until mixture forms a ball. Remove to a lightly floured surface and knead for 1 minute until smooth. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
3.When well rested, line a 25cm round flan tin with pastry, then line with foil or baking paper and fill with dried beans or rice.
4.Chill for 20 minutes, then bake in preheated 190°C oven for 10 minutes. Remove filling and paper and bake a further 8 minutes.

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