Whether you are baking a pie or making a quiche, you might be wondering how many syns shortcrust pastry has and whether or not it's slimming world friendly.
Shortcrust pastry on average has between 11-11.5 syns for 50g, making it very high in syns, we would therefore advise having this pastry in moderation or switching to a lower syn pastry for baking.
We've put together a short guide below which will discuss why shortcrust pastry is so high in syns as well as some syn values of other pastry to help you compare syns when baking.
Shortcrust pastry is high in syns, having 11-11.5 syns for 50g, this is because the pastry is high in fat, with about a third of the pastry coming from fat. For 100g of shortcrust pastry, you are looking at having around 32g of fat.
An alternative to shortcrust pastry could be filo pastry, which is a much healthier alternative, having just 3g of fat for 100g.
If you find shortcrust pastry too high in syns and you're a baker, there are plenty of other low syn alternatives to check out below which can make your baked goods more SW friendly!
Overall, Shortcrust pastry is very high in syns due to the high-fat content from the butter or oil in the pastry, to save syns, we recommend making your pastry at home or choosing a lower syn pastry like filo pastry which has half the amount of syns.
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