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    Salty Butter Break-Ups

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    1 hrs 50 mins

    1 hrs 10 mins

    40 mins

    DrGaellon's Note:

    This is essentially a giant butter cookie, flavored with salt for an amazing salty-sweet experience. With so few ingredients, you must use the best quality products you can; a premium French butter would be ideal. The original recipe calls for gray salt (a moist, large-crystal French salt), but any kosher or coarse salt will do. (Try to avoid iodized salt; the simplicity will just pull up the iodine flavor.) Adapted from a post by Caroline Russock at Serious Eats (which she adapted from _Around My French Table_ by Dorie Greenspan).

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    1. 1
      Combine flour, sugar and salt in a food processor; pulse to combine. Add butter and pulse until it forms a coarse meal, 8-10 1-second pulses. With the machine running, drizzle in cold water until dough ALMOST forms a ball. It should feel like a very malleable pie dough.
    2. 2
      Scrape onto a floured work surface and pat into a square 1/2" thick. Wrap tightly in plastic and refrigerate at least 1 hour (can hold in refrigerator up to 3 days).
    3. 3
      Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with Silpat or baker's parchment.
    4. 4
      Remove dough from refrigerator and unwrap. Place onto a floured work surface and bash a few times with a rolling pin to soften. Place between sheets of parchment or waxed paper and roll into a rectangle roughly 5x11" and 1/4" thick (accuracy isn't important). Transfer to baking sheet.
    5. 5
      Beat egg yolk with 1/8 tsp cold water. Brush cookie with glaze. Decorate with a crosshatch pattern using the back of a fork. You can optionally add a VERY light additional sprinkle of salt, if desired.
    6. 6
      Bake in the middle of the preheated oven 30-40 minutes, until the edges are brown but the center still has a little spring when pressed lightly. Cool on sheet 5 minutes, then slide parchment/Silpat onto a rack and cool to room temperature.

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    Nutritional Facts for Salty Butter Break-Ups

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 569.5
    Calories from Fat 247
    Total Fat 27.4 g
    Saturated Fat 16.8 g
    Cholesterol 115.8 mg
    Sodium 333.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 75.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
    Sugars 33.5 g
    Protein 6.5 g

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