Why is shortcrust pastry so called?
QuestionWhy is shortcrust pastry called shortcrust? It doesnít make any sense.
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Name: Diane, Aybridge
Qualification: Just a very good cake-maker
Answer: Itís nothing to do with the depth of pastry. An American term for fat or butter is shortening, so itís a pastry made with shortening.