Definition of shortcrust in English:

shortcrust

(also shortcrust pastry)

noun

British
  • [mass noun] Crumbly pastry made with flour, fat, and a little water, typically used for pies, flans, and tarts.

    • ‘If good shortcrust had been used instead of filo, the same ingredients could have shone.’
    • ‘Arrange the prunes on top and cover with shortcrust pastry.’
    • ‘Line a large 9-inch pie plate or flan dish with shortcrust pastry, oatmeal pastry or potato.’
    • ‘Organic fillings range from smoked haddock to sausages in onion gravy or simply traditional pork encased in good crumbly shortcrust pastry.’
    • ‘Different pastries perform different functions, but whether it is puff, shortcrust or filo, first impressions count.’
    crumbly, crispy, crisp, brittle, friable
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Pronunciation:

shortcrust

/ˈʃɔːtkrʌst/