Gluten Free Shortcrust Pastry (using pastry flour)

Follow our gluten free shortcrust pastry recipe to create pies, quiches and tarts and a lot more. This pastry is perfect for sweet or savoury dishes.

What you need to create gluten free shortcrust pastry
  • 2 ½ Cups (400g) Gluten Free Pastry Flour
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (100g) Margarine
  • 1 cup (250ml) Water
  • Extra Flour for dusting
Method 
  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C (fan forced)
  2. In a large bowl combine margarine, water and Pastry flour. Mix by hand to form an elastic dough.
  3. Dust your bench, roll out the dough and lay across flan or pie tin, then press to mould into shape.
  4. For pies add desired fillings, top and bake for 19-24 minutes
  5. For Tarts or Quiches blind bake for 12-14 minutes.

We’ve had customers provide some fantastic feedback on this shortcrust pastry. You can create a delicious apple tart that is an amazing dessert served with a creamy scoop of homemade ice cream. For school lunches, make mini quiches on the weekend and avoid the mid-week rush of making lunches.

Expert Tip

Use cold margarine straight from the fridge; it’s easier to work with and will result in a lighter and flakier crust.

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