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Lining a tart tin: preparing the pastry case for shrinkage

Lining a tart tin: preparing the pastry case for shrinkage

Increasing the height of the edges of the pastry case means that if the pastry shrinks during cooking, it won't spill the filling.

-Using your thumbs, gently press the edges of the pastry case upwards, stretching the pastry so that the top of it reaches just above the rim of the tart tin.

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Citrus tart with rich shortcrust pastry Citrus tart with rich shortcrust pastry

By Lesley Waters

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