SWEET PASTRY DOUGH
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
6 Tbsp. butter, cold and
1 egg yolk
1 Tbsp. cold water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
flour, salt, and sugar in medium bowl or food
processor. Mix in the butter, either cutting in with
pastry blender or 2 knives, mixing in with hands, or
processing for 10 to 20 seconds. Mixture should
resemble fine crumbs when done; it should not be
a homogeneous, smooth dough.
egg yolk and mix in lightly with fork or process
for 10 seconds. Dribble on cold water and vanilla,
again mixing lightly with fork to distribute evenly or
processing for a few seconds.
dough into ball by pressing together between
hands. If air is very dry and dough crumbles when
you try to press it into a ball, a little more water may
be necessary, but be careful not to add too much
or dough will be too sticky to roll out.
out dough on flour-dusted pastry cloth, and fit
into 9" pie pan.
you bake this dough, you should cover the
edge with a strip of aluminum foil, as it burns easily.
one 9" pie crust.