Short Pastry

Note: These recipes use NZ measurements. 1 c = 1 cup = 250 ml. 1 T = 1 tablespoon = 15 ml. 1 D = 2 teaspoons. 1 t = 1 teaspoon = 5ml. If you're in America, you may find you need a little extra baking powder in recipes that use it.

225g (8oz) flour
1/4 t salt
125g (4oz) butter
1 t baking powder
Water, cold

Sift flour and salt, rub in butter and baking powder, and mix to a very stiff dough with a little water. Roll out lightly and handle as little as possible. Bake at 200C for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Source: Edmonds Cook Book, page 60