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Food Processor Flaky Pastry Dough Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Susan Adams
Added: Wednesday, November 29, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Ingredients
For a single crust pie or tart:

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in

1/2-inch pieces, well chilled

2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (Crisco), cut in 1/2-inch pieces, well chilled

2 to 4 tablespoons ice water


For a double crust pie:

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

16 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut in

1/2-inch pieces, well chilled

2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut in 1/2-inch pieces, well chilled

5 to 8 tablespoons ice water



Instructions
Insert the metal blade. Process the flour, salt and baking powder to sift, 10 seconds. Add the well-chilled butter and shortening. Use short rapid pulses until the mixture resembles coarse corn meal and no pieces of butter larger than a “pea” remain visible, 15 to 20 pulses. Sprinkle half the maximum ice water on the flour and butter mixture, then pulse 5 or 6 times. The dough will be crumbly, but should begin to hold together when a small amount is picked up and pressed together. Sprinkle on more water, a teaspoon (two for the two-crust recipe) at a time, with 2 to 3 quick pulses after each addition, adding just enough water for the dough to hold together easily when pressed into a ball. Add the liquid sparingly so that the dough is not sticky. Do not overprocess or the pastry will be tough, not tender and flaky.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press together into a ball, then flatten into a disc about 6 inches in diameter (two discs for the two-crust recipe). Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before continuing to allow the gluten in the flour to rest. The dough will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days, or may be frozen (double wrapped) for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature for an hour before using.

To bake the pastry blind for a single crust filled pie or tart, roll out pastry 1/8-inch thick to fit pan; crimp and seal edges. Prick bottom all over with a fork. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Line with a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper and fill with pie weights, dry rice or beans. Bake for 15 minutes.




Directions:
Directions:
Instructions
Insert the metal blade. Process the flour, salt and baking powder to sift, 10 seconds. Add the well-chilled butter and shortening. Use short rapid pulses until the mixture resembles coarse corn meal and no pieces of butter larger than a “pea” remain visible, 15 to 20 pulses.
Sprinkle half the maximum ice water on the flour and butter mixture, then pulse 5 or 6 times. The dough will be crumbly, but should begin to hold together when a small amount is picked up and pressed together. Sprinkle on more water, a teaspoon (two for the two-crust recipe) at a time, with 2 to 3 quick pulses after each addition, adding just enough water for the dough to hold together easily when pressed into a ball. Add the liquid sparingly so that the dough is not sticky. Do not overprocess or the pastry will be tough, not tender and flaky.

Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Press together into a ball, then flatten into a disc about 6 inches in diameter (two discs for the two-crust recipe). Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour before continuing to allow the gluten in the flour to rest. The dough will keep refrigerated for up to 3 days, or may be frozen (double wrapped) for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature for an hour before using.

To bake the pastry blind for a single crust filled pie or tart, roll out pastry 1/8-inch thick to fit pan; crimp and seal edges. Prick bottom all over with a fork. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 400° F.

Line with a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper and fill with pie weights, dry rice or beans. Bake for 15 minutes.



 

 

 

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