Quick Flaky Pastry

Quick flaky pastry, a quick and easy alternative to puff pastry, inflates into crisp shells with tender interiors. It is a versatile pastry as it can be used for both savoury and sweet dishes.

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Makes: 1 kilogram
  1. Sift flour, salt and cream of tartar

  2. Add butter, rubbing in lightly with fingertips

  3. Cut in iced water with a knife and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour

  4. Roll dough out on a floured surface, fold into envelope shape and roll out again – repeat twice

  5. Use pastry immediately.


  1. Bake pastry shells blind at 240°C for 10-15 minutes, then add filling

  2. Bake at 240°C for 10 minutes, lower heat to 190°C and bake until done.

Category: Baking

Cuisine: Global