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Plain Short Pastry
Mamacita25, California

  • 8 oz. unbleached white flour (about 1 cups); 
  • tsp. fine sea salt; 
  • 5 oz. unsalted butter (10 T.), cut into 1" pieces and chilled; 
  • tsp. lemon juice; 
  • 4 to 5 T. cold water

Combine the flour and salt. Work the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Mixing the dough lightly, add the lemon juice and then add the water gradually until the dough gathers together. Flatten the dough, sprinkle with a little flour, wrap in plastic and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 1 hour before rolling out. Makes about 1 lb. of dough (two 8" or 9" shells).

Serves 6-8.

 

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