Our Easy Shortcrust Pastry (called pâte brisée in French) can be utilized for so many different dishes, from sweet to savory! Did we mention it's ultra-easy? It is, in less than 10 minutes your pastry dough will be chilling in the fridge.
Put flour and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Add frozen butter and quickly blitz the flour mixture until it resembles a coarse meal.
Add ice water a tablespoon at a time and blitz briefly, about 30 seconds, to form a soft dough.
Remove dough, shape into a thick disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Bring to cool room temperature before rolling.
Once the dough has chilled at least 30 minutes, remove it from the fridge and let rest for 5 minutes.
Lightly flour dough and counter, roll out gradually, periodically letting dough rest for a moment before continuing. This makes rolling easier and will keep dough from shrinking back during baking.