Shortcrust pastry without butter (recipe with oil)

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Shortcrust pastry without butter is a basic pastry recipe to be used to prepare pies and biscuits using sunflower oil instead of butter, guaranteeing the same softness and friability of classic shortcrust pastry.

La Short pastry without butter is a basic pastry recipe to be used to prepare tarts e cookies using sunflower oil instead of butter ensuring the same softness and crispness of the classic shortcrust pastry.

Shortcrust pastry with oil is very easy to prepare, due to the absence of butter among the ingredients it does not need rest times in the refrigerator and is obviously perfect for those with lactose food intolerances. The shortcrust pastry without butter can be combined with jams or marmalades, hazelnut cream or even dried fruit for biscuits or pies. Depending on your taste, it can be flavored with lemon peel, cinnamon o vanilla seeds.
To better manage your time, it is also possible to prepare it a few hours in advance and place it in the refrigerator until it is time to use it; the oil shortcrust pastry is cooked in a hot oven and it is advisable to cook it at 200 ° in static mode until it is perfectly golden.


  • 2 medium-sized eggs
  • 100 gr of brown sugar
  • 80 grams of sunflower oil
  • 8 gr of baking powder
  • 300 gr of type 1 flour
  • 1 pinch of cinnamon (optional)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Preparation Time:
    15 minutes
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  • Dose:
    6 people to
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How to prepare shortcrust pastry without butter: pprocedure

  • folders flour and sugar in a large bowl,
  • add also the other ingredients and start mixing with a wooden spoon or spatula (if you prefer you can put the flour on the work surface and proceed as a classic shortcrust pastry),
  • place now the mixture on a pastry board and start kneading the ingredients until they compact completely, thus forming the classic shortcrust pastry dough.
  • Once ready, the oil shortcrust pastry can be used immediately.
You may be interested in other variations of shortcrust pastry or shortcrust pastry cookies

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