Definition of shortcrust in English:


Line breaks: short|crust
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːtkrʌst
(also shortcrust pastry)


[mass noun] British
  • Crumbly pastry made with flour, fat, and a little water, typically used for pies, flans, and tarts.
    More example sentences
    • If good shortcrust had been used instead of filo, the same ingredients could have shone.
    • Line a large 9-inch pie plate or flan dish with shortcrust pastry, oatmeal pastry or potato.
    • Arrange the prunes on top and cover with shortcrust pastry.

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