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Almond Short Crust

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Almond Short Crust

Almond Short Crust - Easy to prepare, versatile in use - the base for a ton of other goodies

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6,1 / 10
15 min.
ready in 3 h. 15 min.
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Nutritional values

Sweet short pastry is the perfect base for cakes, tarts or cookies. Thanks to the yoghurt butter, this short pastry is significantly lower in fat than in the classic preparation. The wholemeal wheat flour makes the pastry taste more hearty and stimulates digestion with plenty of fibre.

For the success of the shortcrust pastry you should follow a few tips: Take the butter out of the fridge in good time so that the ingredients combine better. However, if you knead the dough with your hands, add the cold butter in small flakes to the other ingredients. Even though many people know the short pastry as a kneading dough: Only knead as briefly as possible, otherwise the flour swells, the dough becomes brittle and difficult to work.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie173 kcal(8 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat8 g(7 %)
Carbohydrates20 g(13 %)
Sugar added6 g(24 %)
Roughage2 g(7 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.3 μg(2 %)
Vitamin E1 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0 mg(0 %)
Niacin1.3 mg(11 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate12 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin2.5 μg(6 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C0 mg(0 %)
Potassium78 mg(2 %)
Calcium17 mg(2 %)
Magnesium21 mg(7 %)
Iron0.7 mg(5 %)
Iodine1 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.5 g
Uric acid14 mg
Cholesterol40 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 ozs Whole wheat flour
4 ozs Pastry flour (Type 405)
4 ozs Cultured butter
3 ozs cane sugar
1 pinch salt
1 egg
3 Tbsps ground almonds (about 25 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Sieve, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Plastic wrap

Preparation steps

Almond Short Crust preparation step 1

Measure out all ingredients and let butter and egg come to room temperature.

Almond Short Crust preparation step 2

Sift together both flours onto a clean work surface.

Almond Short Crust preparation step 3

With the hand mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until it is soft and smooth. (Do not beat too quickly as to incorporate air.)

Almond Short Crust preparation step 4

Mix in the sugar and salt.

Almond Short Crust preparation step 5
Add the egg and mix until combined.
Almond Short Crust preparation step 6

Add the ground almonds and flour mixtur and beat just until a dough forms, then shape into a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and flatten to form a disk. Chill for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or freeze wrapped dough in a resealable storage bag for up to 3 months and thaw before using.