Short pastry

Main Entry:  short pastry
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a type of pastry made with butter or other fat and that does not puff when baked, often used for tarts or pies; also called short crust, shortcrust pastry
Example:  For short pastry, care must be taken to ensure that fat and flour are blended thoroughly before liquid is added - this ensures that the flour granules are adequately coated with fat and are less likely to develop gluten.
Etymology:  by 1747
Usage:  cooking's 21st Century Lexicon
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