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Short pastry

Typically, gentle and crispy dough not only for cookies. Very grateful specially during the Christmas season.

Preparation time 10 minutes


  • 250 g flour
  • 70 g icing sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 yolk
  • 50 ml water
  • pinch of salt


Beat the egg yolks with the sugar and soften with a little water (or milk). Put the butter in pieces and salt to the flour as for pastry. Take flour and butter in the hands and fingers crossed. Mash butter and flour together lightly rubbing his hands. Flour passes between the fingers. Note the pieces of butter coated with flour. Sanding finished form a fountain. Pour the sugar mixture in the center.

Quickly incorporate elements using a dough cutter (without giving body). Gently squeeze the mass hands. If all it takes is that moisture is sufficient. Otherwise, add a little water. Lightly flour the work surface and milling until obtaining the soft pastry and form the ball. As for the pastry must be thin and flexible.

If you want to make cookies dough roll dough to 5mm thickness and cutting the arbitrary shapes of it. Bake zeop a dry baking sheet for 12 minutes at 180°C (convection ovens -20°C).

But you can use it also as the basis for the cakes and pastries.

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