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Sweet Dough For Pies
One Crust Pie -- About 10 Ounces
- 1 1/4 Cups All Purpose Bleached flour
- 1/4 Cup sugar
- 1/4 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon salt
- 4 Tablespoons Cold unsalted butter -- (1/2 Stick)
- 1 Large egg
Two Crust Pie -- About 1 1/4 Pounds
- 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Bleached flour
- 1/2 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon salt
- 8 Tablespoons Cold unsalted butter -- (1 Stick)
- 2 Large eggs
Once or Twice to Coat Pieces of butter. Then Using Your Hands or a Pastry Blender, Break The ButterInto Tiny Pieces And Pinch And Squeeze it Into The Dry Ingredients.Occasionally Reach Down to The
Bottom of The Bowl And Mix All The Ingredients Evenly Together. ContinueRubbing The butter Into The
Dough Begins to Hold Together, But Still Appears Somewhat Dry. Scatter aTeaspoon of flour on The
Work Surface And Scrape The Dough Out Onto It. Press And Knead The DoughQuickly 3 or 4 Times, Until
It is Smooth And Uniform.
Fitted With Metal Blade. Pulse 3 Times at 1second Intervals to Mix. CutButter Into 1tablespoon Pieces
And Add to Work Bowl. Process, Pulsing Repeatedly at 1second Intervals,Until The Mixture is Fine And
Powdery, Resembles a Coarse Ground cornmeal And no Large Pieces of ButterRemain Visible, About 15
Pulses in All.
Add The egg (s) to The Work Bowl And Pulse Ten Times or So, Until The DoughForms a Ball.
Scatter a Teaspoon of flour on The Work Surface And Scrape The Dough OutOnto It. Press And Knead
The Dough Quickly 3 or 4 Times, Until it is Smooth And Uniform.Press The Dough Into a Disk (two Equal Disks For The Larger Amount OfDough). Sandwich The Disk (s) Of
Dough Between Two Pieces of Plastic Wrap And Press it Into a 6 Inch Circle.Refrigerate The Dough Until
Firm, or Until You Are Ready to Use It, at Least 1 Hour.Storage: Keep The Dough in The Refrigerator up to Two Days, or Freeze ItDoublewrapped in Plastic.
Because The Dough is Thin, it Will Defrost Quickly at Room Temperature WhenYou Intend to Use It.
Add 1/2 Teaspoon Ground cinnamon And 1/4 Teaspoon Each Freshly Grated NutmegAnd Ground Cloves
To The Dry Ingredients Before Mixing in The butter. Double The QuantitiesFor The 2 Crust Recipe.
Add 2 Tablespoons Sifted Non Alkalized cocoa powder to The Dry IngredientsBefore Mixing in The
Teaspoon or Two of water, no More.
==contributed by :== * World Recipes Y-Group