I learnt how to make pastry a couple of years ago and was amazed at how easy it is. You really can’t go wrong (unlike some of the experiences I’ve had making bread!). It’s so much tastier than shop-bought pastry and I actually find the process quite relaxing and therapeutic. It also freezes well so I usually make extra and use it to make another quiche or fruit pie at a later date. Here’s a quick recipe for shortcrust pastry, which is great for quiches and savory or sweet tarts or pies.