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Four Gordon Ramsay Pastry Recipes

Below you will find some of Gordon Ramsay's recipes for pastries, including flan.

Below you will find some of Gordon Ramsay's recipes for pastries, including flan.

Pastry Recipes From Gordon Ramsay

Although Gordon Ramsay did not specialize in baking or pastry while he was an apprentice, he was taught that a great chef must be able to do everything in the kitchen. Because of this training, Chef Ramsay became both an accomplished pastry chef and baker.

Today, he has shared his secrets and given us some of his most simple pastry recipes. These are simple, quick, and easy to make. They do not require great skill to master, and you will likely find yourself using them more and more often.

Sweet Flan Pastry Recipe

Yield: 500 grams

Ingredients

  • 125 grams unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 90 grams caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 250 grams plain water

Instructions

  1. Place the butter and sugar in a food processor and whiz until just combined.
  2. Add the egg and whiz for 30 seconds.
  3. Tip in the flour and process for a few seconds until the dough just comes together. (Be careful not to over-process or the dough will become too tough)
  4. Add a tablespoon of cold water if the dough seems too dry.
  5. Knead on a lightly floured surface and shape into a flat disc.
  6. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes before using.

Shortcrust Pastry Recipe

Yield: 450 grams

Ingredients

  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 150 grams cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons ice-cold water
  • 1 medium free-range egg, beaten

Instructions

  1. Place the flour and salt in a food processor.
  2. Add the butter and whiz for about 10 seconds until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  3. Tip into a mixing bowl and add 4 tablespoons of water and stir the mixture with a butter knife until the dough just comes together. If it seems too dry, add another 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. (Try not to make the dough too wet, as it results in a crumbly pastry.)
  4. Lightly knead the dough into a smooth ball, wrap it in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.

Shortcrust Pastry Video Recipe

In this video, Gordon demonstrates how simple it is to make a shortcrust pastry. Easy and fast to make, this simple recipe from Chef Ramsay will allow you to bake like a professional chef yourself.

Sweet Walnut Pastry

Yield: 500 grams

Ingredients

  • 200 grams plain flour, sifted
  • 100 grams finely ground walnuts
  • 100 grams caster sugar
  • 100 grams cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk, to bind

Instructions

  1. Put the flour, walnuts, and sugar into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds to mix.
  2. Add the cold butter and whiz into fine crumbs.
  3. Tip in the egg and pulse until the mixture comes together, adding a little milk as necessary, to form a dough.
  4. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
  5. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.

Walnut Parmesan Pastry

Yield: 500 grams

Ingredients

  • 200 grams plain flour, sifted
  • 100 grams finely ground walnuts
  • 20 grams finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 100 grams cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons whole milk, to bind

Instructions

  1. Put the flour, walnuts, and Parmesan into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds to mix.
  2. Add the cold butter and whiz into fine crumbs.
  3. Tip in the egg and pulse until the mixture comes together, adding a little milk as necessary, to form a dough.
  4. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently.
  5. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.