No Fuss Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Homemade shortcrust pastry is an easy skill to learn and is perfect for making tarts, quiches, pasties and much more. We've put together this no fuss shortcrust pastry recipe to help you create your own pastry in minutes. 

No Fuss Shortcrust Pastry Recipe


225g plain flour, 100g butter, 2tbsp milk, pinch of salt


  1. Sift the flour into a bowl and add the butter. Rub together with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 
  2. Add in the salt and milk and mix until it forms a firm dough. If the dough struggles to come together add an extra tbsp of milk. 
  3. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead for 1-2 minutes.
  4. The dough is now ready to use or can be wrapped and chilled until needed.