Pate Brisee for Pansy Tartlets

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Photo: Victor Schrager
24 crust tartlets

Use this recipe when making our Pansy Tartlets.


  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces


  1. Combine flour, salt, and butter in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles coarse meal, about 8 seconds. Add 1/4 cup ice water in a slow stream through feed tube. Pulse until mixture holds together. Add more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, if needed, until dough holds together when squeezed.

  2. Divide dough into two equal balls. Flatten each ball into a desk, cover with plastic wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.

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