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Rapid Pastry Dough

Rapid Pastry Dough

This is a quick to make and easy pastry (pie crust) dough called 'pâte feuilleté rapide', which doesn't require you to wrap the butter,

Ingredients

Bread (strong) flour
120 g
Cake flour
100 g
Cold water
120 g
Unsalted butter
200 g
Salt
5 g

Steps

1. Cut the chilled butter into 1 cm dice.
2. Put the flour and the cut up butter from step 1 into a bowl, and combine the butter and flour with your hands. Don't knead the butter, just flatten the pieces.
3. The butter pieces should become about half their original size.
4. Add the chilled water and salt, and mix up roughly with a rubber spatula.
5. Bring the dough together into one lump with your hands. There should still be visible lumps of butter and the dough should be quite floury.
6. Form the dough into a rectangle that's about 1 cm thick, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for more then 2 hours.
7. Fold the dough. Put the dough on a work surface, dust with flour and roll the dough out with a rolling pin while pressing down on it.
8. Roll out to about a thickness of 5 mm.
9. Fold the dough into thirds. Fold up the side closest to you first, and adjust the sides so that the folded part covers the dough beneath it to the edge.
10. Fold down the far side of the dough too, and adjust to form a neat rectangle.
11. Turn the dough 90 degrees, and repeat the same thing again, starting from the rolling out. Wrap the dough and keep in the refrigerator for more than an hour.
12. Repeat this procedure (folding into thirds and rolling out) more times, for a total of 6 times.
13. The finished dough should be shinly and pale in color.
14. Done. You can transform this pastry dough into all kinds of sweets.
15. Try making some apple pie with it! Recipe ID: 1584497
16. Here's another kind with larger apple pieces. Recipe ID: 1640791
17. The pie crust dough will keep in the freezer for 1 month. However, the quick-pie crust dough won't puff up as much after a while, so try to use it up as soon as possible.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a pastry dough with one block (200 g) of butter.