Best sweet short pastry recipe please

infinityjrc, May 31, 8:05am
Hi looking for a great easy sweet short pastry that can be used for a variety of different shortcakes and sweet pies.

deus701, Jun 24, 1:49am
This is my basic one:

120g Sugar
120g Butter
50g Egg
280g Soft flour
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 Lemon Zest
Pinch of salt.

this is the one I use frequently. . which can be harder to handle.

125g Icing Sugar
250g Butter
50g or 1 egg
375g Soft Flour
1/2 lemon zest
3g Baking Powder (optional)

the steps are the same for both:
1. ) Cream softened butter & sugar lightly
2. ) Dissolve salt, vanilla, zest in the egg.
3. ) Add the egg mixture gradually to the creamed mixture
4. ) Fold in sifted flour and mix gently to a smooth paste.
5. ) Wrap up and rest in fridge for at least 30mins before using.

Both fill a 20cm tart/flan tin or 10 tartlets.

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