Sweet pastry recipe

This sweet pastry recipe is the easiest pastry to make. Every cook needs a good, sweet pastry recipe, on which he can rely.

Now you have one as well!

Sweet pastry is easily adaptable if you want to add extra flavors like orange zest, lemon zest, nutmeg or cinnamon. If you have any sweet pastry left over, wrap it in clingfilm and freeze it to use another time.
This pastry is perfect for tarts, pies, tortes, and tartlets.
Give it a go and let us know what you think.

You will need

  • Large bowl
  • Cling film


  • 500g plain flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Preparation Method

15 minutes
  1. To make sweet pastry sieve the flour onto a clean work surface, add sugar, butter and vanilla extract. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the eggs to the mixture and gently combine until dough forms. At this stage, don’t overwork the sweet pastry. Flour it lightly ready dough and wrap in cling film. Place in the fridge till needed.

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