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Gluten-free shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix: the sweet recipe for celiacs

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix

The perfect shortcrust pastry for those intolerant to gluten: here are all the secrets for an excellent preparation even with the Thermomix

Shortcrust pastry is a classic of Italian pastry and even if there are a thousand versions and alternatives, you never get tired of preparing it. But what if there is someone at home who is intolerant to gluten? With the gluten-free shortcrust pastry recipe (with the Thermomix) even those suffering from this type of intolerance can enjoy a fragrant shortcrust pastry that can become the base of a tart, a cake or the main ingredient of tasty biscuits with drops of chocolate. Basically, the recipe is not very different from the traditional version, but to ensure that it can be enjoyed by everyone, rice flour is used instead of 00 flour.

A very simple recipe but made even more elementary thanks to the help of the irreplaceable food processor. A process for a thousand preparations, so let’s give space to the imagination with this gluten-free recipe and hands-on or better … on the Thermomix!

Gluten-free shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix
Gluten-free shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix

Preparation of gluten-free shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix

  1. To obtain a Thermomix gluten-free soft shortcrust pastry you need to put all the ingredients in the jug and mix the mixture well for 15 seconds at speed 4 .
  2. Once a more or less homogeneous mixture has been obtained, start the robot at Spiga speed for 1 minute.
  3. Let it cool for a few seconds and then pour the contents onto a work surface with the help of a ladle or directly with your hands. Shape into a ball and leave to rest in the refrigerator wrapped in cling film for about 1 hour .
  4. Before using the pastry in the chosen preparation, work it with your hands to lower the temperature and make it more malleable.
  5. With the help of a rolling pin, roll out the shortcrust pastry for celiacs to a maximum thickness of half a centimeter and use it to create the base of a fruit tart or to make fragrant biscuits.
  6. The shortcrust pastry must be cooked in a preheated oven at 170 ° C in static mode . Times depend on what is being prepared. It will take about 15-20 minutes to get sweet biscuits, while it will take 30-40 minutes to bake a soft tart.
  7. After cooking the gluten-free shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix, let it cool completely to be able to enjoy it to the fullest.

It is also possible to make gluten-free chocolate shortcrust pastry, replacing 10 grams of flour with 10 grams of unsweetened cocoa . And if you don’t have a food processor at your disposal, you can always make this sweet preparation for many gluten-free recipes with the classic steps of our recipe.


Gluten-free shortcrust pastry can be stored in the fridge before being cooked for 3-4 days . Once cooked, it can be kept perfectly even for a week, if put in a tin box and away from humidity.

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