Friday, December 3, 2010

Alan's Pie Pastry

Ingredients:3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 to 1 Tbsp. kosher salt (such as Diamond® crystal)
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 3/4 cups cold unsalted butter, cut up
2/3 cup ice cold water
2 Tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. vinegar
In a very large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Cut in butter leaving pea sized chunks.
In a 2 cup glass measure whisk water, sour cream, and vinegar; pour, all at once into flour mixture, and quickly distribute. Stop!
Make sure dough is slightly crumbly. Divide dough mixture into 3 equal portions (about 12 to 13 ounces each) Refrigerate for 2 hours or better,overnight (finish by hand). DO NOT OVERMIX- the finished dough should break, not stretch.

Gently knead in bag to bring dough together. Form into discs.

Use at once or wrap and store in refrigerator for several days or in freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in refrigerator if frozen.  *note: I didn't read through the directions before hand like I should have, and the crust was still light, flaky, and oh, SO perfect!

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