Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Our shortcrust pastry recipe is from the Fabulous Baker Brothers first ever episode, episode 1, season 1.

This is a versatile shortcrust pastry, perfect for savoury pies.

If you need a hand with your pastry or just love baking pies, why not come on one of our courses at our Cookery School in Chipping Sodbury.

We use this shortcrust pastry recipe to make our chicken and leek pie recipe.

To avoid baking pies with soggy bottoms try baking your pies on our baking stone, it will revolutionize your baking.



  • 600g strong white flour
  • 200g cold butter, diced
  • 200g cold beef dripping, broken into pieces
  • 200ml ice cold water


  1. In a food processor, blitz the dripping and flour together until there are no lumps. Add the cold butter and continue to mix until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the iced water gradually and keep mixing until you start to get a dough. Roll it into a sausage, wrap tightly in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.

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