Shortbread Paste (for quiches)
125g butter cut into small pieces and slightly softened
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
40 ml of cold water
Pour the flour on work surface. Put the butter, egg, sugar and salt. Then mix and work the ingredients (except flour) quickly with your fingertips.Add the flour a little at a time, working the dough gently, until it assumes a lumpy consistency.Add cold water and incorporate it gently with your fingertips until the dough begins to stick together.Push the dough away from you with the palm of the hand, wrist working for 4 or 5 times, until the dough becomes smooth. Form a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to use.