• “Fish should smell like the ocean. If they smell like fish, it's too late.”

  • Scale by scale, We strip off The delicacy And eat The peaceful mush Of its green heart.

  • Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I’m a happy man

This quick and easy shortcrust pastry can be used to make nice tarts and quiches.

Difficulty: Easy
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 1 hour
Total time: 1 hour and 10 minutes

200g (7 oz) plain flour
80g (3 oz) butter, softened
1 egg yolk
Half glass of warm water

1. Mix all ingredients well together in a large bowl until the dough is soft but not too sticky. Wrap the dough in cling film and leave in the fridge for 1 hour.
2. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin to make the layers you need for your recipe.