How to: Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

The perfect pastry for your sweet pies and tarts.

I have introduced a new series to my YouTube channel called How To. This series will contain recipes that can be used a number of times with other ingredients. For example, I recently made mince pies using the same pastry that I have used for Vegan custard tart. Rather than keep showing you on every video how to make it, I thought I would do a completely separate video that can be referred back too. Therefore keeping the recipe videos shorter and simpler.

Check out my recipe for Vegan Custard Tart

How to: Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

Recipe by Emma


Prep time




  • 250g Plain Four

  • 120g Plant-based butter

  • 50g Caster Sugar

  • 1 Flax Egg ( See notes )


  • Rub the butter into the flour. Creating a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Add the Flax egg to the caster sugar and mix.
  • Combine the flour/ butter and sugar/flax with a wooden spoon. Add a little water to bring it all to together to make a stiff dough.
  • Once done wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for around 20-30 mins.

Recipe Video


  • Try not to add too much water. It’s best to keep adding a little at a time.
  • Flax egg is 1 tbsp of Flax to 3 tbsp of water. Leave in the fridge to thicken for 10 minutes.

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