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Pâte sucrée (sweet shortcrust pastry)

This rich, sweet pastry makes a delicious base for chocolate tarts or fruit pies.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until well combined, then beat in the egg yolks, one at a time until full incorporated into the mixture.

  2. Mix in the flour until the mixture comes together as a ball of dough.

  3. Tip the pastry out onto a floured work surface and knead briefly until smooth.

  4. Wrap the pastry in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. Alternatively, it can be frozen for use at a later date.

Less than 30 mins preparation time

No cooking required cooking time

Makes 300g/10½oz pastry

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The Great British Bake Off 5. Pastry bbc_two The Great British Bake Off

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12:00pm Saturday 19 April

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