Northern Queensland Permaculture

Earth Care, People Care, Fair Share

Sweet Short Pastry


  • 1 cup Plain flour
  • 1 cup SR flour
  • 2 tab Custard powder
  • 2 tab Corn Flour
  • 125g Butter
  • 2 tab Caster sugar
  • โ…“ cup Cold water or milk
  • 1 Egg yolk


Sift flours into a bowl. Rub butter through the flours with fingertips. Add sugar and mix well. Mix into a dry dough with egg yolk and some milk beaten together. Let sit in fridge whilst cleaning and preparing the kneading surface, makes dough easier to knead smooth. Turn onto lightly floured board and knead until smooth. Use as required.

Sweets โ€“ Apple pies etc. Add vanilla if desired.

โ€”Sandra Boyle

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