Excellent for sweet dishes and deserts.
200g caster sugar
500g of plain flour
pinch of salt
1 lemon grated zest
4 egg yokes
250g cold butter
Mix dry ingredients together. Add chilled butter and rub until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.Turn out onto work surface and form a mound with a well in the top. Add egg yokes and lemon zest and knead until mixture comes together, don’t overwork. Flatten slightly and wrap in kitchen wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Pastry can then be rolled out and used.
If you have a food processor or an electric food mixer you can do the whole process by machine. Place dry ingredients into mixer bowl and mix to combine 30 seconds or so. Add chilled butter and, using flat beater, mix to the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add remainder of ingredients and mix until a dough starts to form and finish by hand as above.