Sweet Buttery Shortcrust Pastry
Regular and Gluten-Free
Makes enough for an 8 or 9 inch tart pan or as the base of 10 inch spring-form pan. It also makes delicious cookies.
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
8 tablespoons (1 stick) very cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup honey
1 large egg
In a food processor, add the flour and the butter. Pulse until combined. The mixture will be crumbly. Add in the honey and egg. Pulse until the mixture comes together into ball. Add cold water if necessary to help the dough formation. Remove the ball and place in a covered bowl. Put the ball into the fridge for at least an hour before using. It will keep in the refrigerator for week and also freezes well.
For a gluten-free version: 1/3 cup coconut flour, 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1/3 cup honey, and 2 eggs. Assemble as directed above.