Pastry Dough

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Blend together flour, butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl with your fingertips or a pastry blender (or pulse in a food processor) just until mixture resembles coarse meal with some small (roughly pea-size) butter lumps. Drizzle 3 tablespoons ice water evenly over mixture and gently stir with a fork (or pulse) until incorporated.
  • Squeeze a small handful of dough: If it doesn’t hold together, add more ice water, 1/2 tablespoon at a time, stirring (or pulsing) until incorporated. Do not overwork dough, or pastry will be tough.
  • Gather all dough together with pastry scraper. Press into a ball, then flatten into a 5-inch disk.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill until firm, at least 1 hour.
  • If you’re making two desserts that call for this pastry dough, you can make a double batch.
  • Pastry dough can be chilled up to 2 days or frozen, wrapped well, up to 3 months.
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