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cheddar pastry

cheddar short crust pastry

short crust pastry with cheddar cheese
Course Main Course


  • 265 g plain flour 2 1/8 cup ? (i had to use a converter so i am not sure on accuracy)
  • 40 g cheddar grated 1/3 cup
  • 130 g cold unsalted butter cut into cubes (1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large egg yolks if more liquid needed add 1 tbsp of water or egg white


  • This pastry can be made by hand or in a food processor,
    To make in a food processor add the flour, grated cheddar, and butter and salt, and pulse until it resembles bread crumbs then add the yolks and pulse again, if you need more liquid add some of the egg white or some ice cold water until you get a soft dough. form into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.
    To make by hand, rub butter and grated cheddar into the flour and salt, then add the yolks and mix until a soft dough. if needed add some of the egg white or ice water. (about 1 tbsp depending on the size of your yolks) once you have a soft dough mix into a ball then flatten and cover and chill for 30 minutes to one hour.
    Then its ready to be rolled out for the pie
Keyword cheddar pastry, short crust pastry