sweet shortcrust pastry

Ellie

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It's it possible to make a sweet vegan shortcrust pastry? I can only find ones with egg in them yet normal savoury shortcrust pastry is easily vegan using vegan margarine because it doesn't have egg in it. So why does sweet shortcrust pastry have egg in it and savoury shortcrust pastry doesnt?
 

Morning Glory

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Simple. Just add icing sugar to a basic shortcrust mix. How much you add is up to you but if you just want a touch of sweetness then I would add
1/2 the weight of the fat. I find it easiest to rub fat into flour and then mix in the icing sugar. For example:

8 oz plain flour
4 oz margarine
2 oz icing sugar
pinch of salt
 
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