Pate Sucree for Tartlets

  • Yield: Makes 10 tarts (3 1/2 inches each)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup chilled (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut in pieces
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. Place flour and sugar in the bowl of a food processor, and process for a few seconds to combine. Add butter, and process until the mixture resembles coarse meal, about 10 seconds. With the machine running, add the ice water through the feed tube in a slow, steady stream, then egg yolks, processing just until the dough holds together. Do not process for more than 30 seconds.

  2. Turn the dough out onto a work surface. Place on a sheet of plastic wrap. Flatten, and form into a disc. Wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour before using.

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