The Perfect Shortcrust Pastry (Pâte Brisée)

The Perfect Shortcrust Pastry (Pâte Brisée)

  • Preparation 10 min
  • Chilling 30 min
  • Makes Two 23 to 25-cm (9 to 10-inch) crusts
  • Egg-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian
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Ingredients

    • 2 1/4 cups (560 ml) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) salt
    • 3/4 cup (180 ml) cold unsalted butter, diced
    • 6 tablespoons (90 ml) ice water, sour cream or cold plain yogurt

Preparation

  • In a food processor

  • By hand

Note from Ricardo

You're afraid to make a pie crust? Use the food processor. It’s as easy as pie! The dough can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for up to three months. Thaw in the refrigerator before rolling it out, let it sit at room temperature until it is supple enough to use.

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