All-Butter Pastry

All-Butter Pastry


July 30, 2012


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces

1/4-1/3 cup ice-cold water


1In a large bowl or the bowl of a food processor, stir together the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and use a fork, pastry blender, wire whisk or the “pulse” motion of the food processor to blend the mixture until it resembles coarse meal, with lumps of fat no bigger than a pea.

2Drizzle the minimum amount of water over the mixture and stir until the dough comes together, adding a little more a bit at a time if you need it.

3 Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disc, wrap it in plastic and let it rest on the countertop or in the fridge for 20 minutes or so, or chill it for up to 2 days.


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