Sweet pastry (pâté sucrée)

This is the sweet pastry I always use when the recipe calls for it. I got it from Michel Roux’s book, pastry. You can’t go wrong with this one, it is the bees knees.

250g plain flour
100g butter cubed and slightly softened
100g icing sugar (sifted)
Pinch of salt
2 eggs at room temperature (If the eggs are large you can use one. Or add 70-80g more flour if you use 2)

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