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  • adjective Describing a form of pastry that is relatively hard and brittle


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  • There are two schools of cheese straw – the fancy continental sort, what the Italians call salatini al formaggio, made with twists of puff pastry, lightly sprinkled with cheese; and the crumbly, more offensively cheesy variety, cut from a shorter pastry, and of an older vintage in this country at least – the first recorded recipe, in Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management is very similar to Rose Prince's shortcrust version.

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  • SERVES 61 x 23cm flan ring, 4cm deep, lined with savoury shortcrust pastryFor the custard:eggs 3 plus 2 egg yolkswhipping cream 425mlfreshly grated nutmeg a pinchFor the crab filling:dressed crabs 3 or 450g white crab meatolive oil 2 tbsp spring onions 2 bunches, finely slicedparmesan 40g, freshly gratedsea salt and pepperPreheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4.

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  • Larousse's recipe opts for shortcrust but concedes that "Alternatively, puff pastry can be used instead".

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  • There are two main schools of thought with tarte au citron – ordinary sweet shortcrust pastry, which is flaky and crumbly, or pâte sucrée, which is much fancier, and thus difficult to make, thanks to the high fat content, but which gives a more delicate, crisp result.

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  • Serves 67 medium apples: 4 Cox, 3 Granny Smith200g white sugar50g butter175g ready-made shortcrust pastry OR225g plain flour2 tbsp caster sugar120g cold butter1 medium egg, beaten1.

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  • However, as the tart cools slightly, the juices soak into it, making it sadly soggy, which edges me towards the more robust shortcrust.

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  • Hazelnut and milk chocolate fragments are buried in a layer of chocolate shortcrust, under a stratum of soft dates and a crumble crust.

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  • What price a "Corned Beef Tart" with mustard, chutney and sliced tomatoes, a tin of Argentina's finest and 6oz of shortcrust pastry?

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  • With Julia Child and Larousse leading the shortcrust charge, ranged against the might of Raymond Blanc and Britain's finest pastry chef, Claire Clark, formerly of the French Laundry, in the puff camp, this was going to be a keenly contested battle.

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  • The nicely glazed shortcrust pastry shell on my beef-and-onion pie gave way to a half-empty pot of merely OK filling.

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