This is one of basic dough for many recipes like Pies,Quiche,Tarts and many more..So I am giving you a step by step detailed recipe for this..The main thing you should know is use half the amount of butter for flour..and also try to use ice cold water for making the dough..This dough has a little more sugar,this dough is best for making sweet filling pies or any sweet preparations..If you are making it for savories please don't use the sugar...
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I hope you all get a clear understanding of this...So please try this and let me know what you think about this..
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 200 gms
Cold Unsalted Butter - 100 gms
Salt a pinch
Sugar - 3 tblpsn Powdered
Ice water - as required
In a mixing bowl add flour,salt,sugar and mix well.
Add in chopped cold butter and rub with your fingers till it forms coarse crumbs.
Add a spoonful of water and mix well using a spoon, if it is too dry add spoonful more water. Now form this to a dough. Dont knead too much.
Cover it with plastic wrap and chill it in the fridge for 1 hour.
Now you can use this for any recipe as you like..
1) Reducing the butter quantity will result a hard crust. So use butter as mentioned.
2)Dont over knead the dough, else the gluten will develop in the dough which results in chewy crust.
3)Use cold water for kneading the dough and cold butter, this will give flaky crust.
4)This dough has a little more sugar,this dough is best for making sweet filling pies or any sweet preparations..If you are making it for savories please don't use the sugar
|Take flour in a bowl|
|Add in sugar|
|Add in salt|
|add in cold butter|
|rub it with your fingers|
|rub it well|
|at a stage it will look like coarse crumbs|
|now add spoonful of ice cold water|
|use a fork to mix,|
|now you see it is a bit dry|
|so add another spoonful of ice water|
|now it has started to come into a dough|
|shape it into a dough,|
|dont over knead this dough, or the pie will turn hard and chewy. Just bring it together using your hands thats it|
|now wrap this with plastic wrap|
|cover it completely|
|put this in fridge|
|Chill it for 1 hour and use in your recipes..|