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Why is shortcrust pastry so called?

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Why is shortcrust pastry called shortcrust? It doesn’t make any sense.
Donna, Reading

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Name: Diane, Aybridge
Qualification: Just a very good cake-maker
Answer: It’s nothing to do with the depth of pastry. An American term for fat or butter is shortening, so it’s a pastry made with shortening.

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