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Pasta Frolla - Italian Sweet Pastry Dough
in Diana's Recipe Book
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted
butter or lard, in chunks
2 large eggs
1. In the food processor: Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in work bowl fitted with steel blade. Pulse several times to mix. Add butter or lard and pulse 8 to 10 times to mix. Add eggs and pulse until dough forms a ball.
2. By hand: Place flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir well to mix. Add butter and rub mixture between the palm of your hands until it forms fine crumbs. Add eggs and stir with a fork until mixture leaves the sides of the bowl. Form dough into a ball.
3) Chill dough for at least one hour before kneading and rolling. Wrap in plastic when chilling.
4) Chill until needed, up to several days. When ready to use, unwrap it, place it on a lightly floured work surface and knead it until it is soft and malleable.
|Date: February 2002|