This recipe for Gluten Free & Dairy Free Shortcrust Pastry can be made sweet or savoury, is made without xanthan gum and can be made vegan too. Once you make it you'll wonder why you were ever scared of making pastry and I guarantee you'll never buy it again!
50gdairy-free margarine - or 100g butter if not dairy free
1egg - or 1 flax egg for the vegan option
Optional for Sweet Pastry
Place the flour and margarines into a large bowl and, using a knife or fork, mash the fats into the flour until you have fine breadcrumbs.
Add the sugar and mix through if using.
Add the egg to the mix and bring together to form a dough. If you need to, add a tiny bit of cold water or additional flour to bring it together into a dough. The flour blend you use along with the fat you use will affect this.
Wrap in cling film and chill for 20 minutes before using.
Makes enough for 1 big tart plus 12 small tarts if rolled thinly.Nutrition facts are for guidance only.