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Shortcrust pastry with Thermomix: the recipe for biscuits and tarts

Thermomix shortcrust pastry

Here's how to prepare shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix in just a few minutes: a simple and quick basic recipe for biscuits and tarts!

If you want to make a delicious base for a tart, biscuits or other desserts with your own hands, with this shortcrust pastry recipe with the Thermomix the result is guaranteed!

Shortcrust pastry is one of the basic pastry preparations and is nothing more than a mixture of sugar, butter, eggs, flour and a pinch of salt. The creation of this basic dough must be quick , and after obtaining a nice loaf it is important to let it rest in the refrigerator to then obtain crumbly biscuits and tarts.

Furthermore, the pastry prepared following this recipe can also be frozen, so that you always have it available, and if necessary you can also enrich it with cocoa powder, grated lemon or orange zest.

In short, what are we waiting for? Let's go to the kitchen and prepare a shortcrust pastry together with the BImby, perfect in just five minutes!

Thermomix shortcrust pastry
Thermomix shortcrust pastry

How to make shortcrust pastry with the Thermomix

  1. First, start by placing the flour, salt, eggs, sugar, butter cut into cubes and bicarbonate of soda into the Thermomix jug .
  2. Set for 20 seconds at speed. 4/5 and operate. Once all the ingredients are well mixed, take the dough and transfer it to a cutting board or pastry board, knead it by hand and wrap the dough in cling film.
  3. Place the dough in the refrigerator and leave to harden for at least 30 minutes. After this time, your shortcrust pastry will be ready to be cooked and used!

Cooking shortcrust pastry for biscuits and cakes

Now that we have learned the basic preparation , let's see all the cooking steps to make fantastic cakes or shortbread biscuits with the Thermomix!

If you want a cake, take the dough block and roll it out with a rolling pin on your floured work surface. Now place it on a lightly buttered or oiled tart mold , and let it adhere perfectly to the edges. Remove the excess pastry and prick the bottom with a fork, then cover it with a sheet of baking paper and some dried legumes.

Cook at 180° C for about twenty minutes , and once ready, let it cool and fill it with custard or other ingredients of your choice!

If you want to try your hand at making shortcrust pastry biscuits, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 centimeter, then cut out the biscuits using cookie cutters . Bake them in the oven on a lined baking tray at 180° C for 15 minutes, and enjoy your meal!

And if you're looking for ideas, try this fantastic shortcrust pastry cake filled with walnuts !

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