Sweet Shortcrust Pastry
Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

Posted On: 25th August 2014
Recipe By: Alison Wheatley

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There are some hints and tips needed to perfect shortcrust pastry the gluten free way, using an egg yolk helps your pastry stay firm but not so hard you can't eat it, and always chill it before use! Xanthan gum is used in the recipe to help the pastry bind but you can skip it if necessary, the pastry may be a bit more crumbly though.

This recipe is...

VegetarianVegetarian
Low SugarLow Sugar
Low FatLow Fat
FODMAP FriendlyFODMAP Friendly

Ingredients

225g Gluten free plain flour
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
Pinch salt
112g sunflower spread (or other dairy free spread)
1 egg yolk
56g caster sugar
2tbsp water

Preparation Time: 15 Mins
Cooking Time: 15 Mins
This recipe makes Full pie or 15 small tarts

This recipe is free from...

Celery
Crustaceans
Dairy
Egg
Fish
Gluten
Lupin
Molluscs
Mustard
Peanuts
Sesame
Soya
Sulphites
Tree Nuts

Method

1. Sift together the flour, salt and xanthan gum.

2. Rub in the sunflower spread to make a breadcrumb consistency.

3. Mix in the egg yolk and sugar.

4. With a round ended knife, gradually mix in the water until you reach a nice doughy consistency. You might need more or less than the 2 tbsp specified.

5. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 mins at least before use.

Soya spread can be replaced with normal margarine if dairy free isn't required

Nutritional info per Eighth

CaloriesCarbsFibreFatSugarProtein
20720g0g9g7g2g
Calories207
Carbs20g
Fibre0g
Fat9g
Sugar7g
Protein2g

Your Comments

will give this a try thanks

m carradice - 28th August 2015

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