Pate Brisee

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Total Time
24mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
4 mins

From Microwave entertaining. makes 12 large pieces or 60 small pieces - enough for about 6 pies

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. in large bowl or food processor mix flour and salt.
  2. working fast cut butter into flour with a pastry blender, two knives or the food processor until particles are pea sized.
  3. add 1 tbsp water at a time, using a tossing motion to mix, until particles can be gathered into a ball.
  4. flatten dough into aprox 4 1/2 inch pancake.
  5. cover with plastic wrap and chill one hour or up to 3 days (or freeze 30 minutes).
  6. roll chilled dough into a 1/4 inch thick 12 in diameter circle.
  7. using a cookie cutter (3 inch x 2 inch) cut out 12 large pieces.
  8. place shapes in a circle on a piece of double wax paper.
  9. prick with fork every 1/2 inch.
  10. microwave on high for 3 1/2 - 4 minutes until opaque and dry, but NOT browned; rotate paper halfway through cooking.
  11. remove from microwave and cool on cooling rack.