Shortbread dough

The shortbread dough is a pie dough halfway between the sweet dough and the shortcrust pastry … It can also be baked white for some fresh fruit pies or baked with its filling as for an apple pie or a Almond Tart
Category : Tart dough
Difficulty : Easy
Servings : 8 people
Preparation time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Rest time : 2 hours
Total time : 40 minutes
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Shortbread dough


  • 250 g cake flour
  • 125 g butter
  • 6 g salt
  • 75 g caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 5 cl milk


  • Start by putting the flour in a container with the butter cut into pieces.
  • Mix the flour and the butter with your hands while crushing the pieces of butter between your fingers. The objective is to obtain a sandy mixture.
  • In a bowl, pour the egg yolks, add the milk, salt and caster sugar. Mix the whole.
  • Pour this preparation over the butter and flour mixture, then mix everything with your fingertips.
  • Flour slightly the shortbread dough and then put it on the work surface. Finish mixing it with the palms of your hands.
  • Do not overwork the shortbread dough to avoid it being elastic. Make a nice ball of dough that you wrap in cling film.
  • Put the shortbread dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Now you can roll it out using a rolling pin for your future pies.
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