All Butter Pastry
Kathy Van Houten
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- 2 3/4 c
- all purpose flour(sifted) plus extra for dusting
- 1/3 c
- powdered sugar
- 6 oz
- butter at room temp
- egg yolks
1in medium sized mixing bowl place sugar and butter.
Mix briefly with electric mixer.Add the egg yolks and a little of the flour and beat till smooth,now add remaining flour and mix to make a smooth dough.
2Place in small plastic bag and chill for 15 minutes or more.Then take out and roll on a lightly floured surface and cut as desired.
Make sure dough is chilled well or will stick.
3Variations:for cinnamon flavor add 1teaspoon to the sugar
For hazelnut flavor toast 1/4 cup hazelnuts and chop fine and add with the sugar.
Lemon/orange flavor:Add grated rind of 1 orange or
lemon and add with the sugar.
Herb flavor:Omit sugar,add 2tablespoons fresh rosemary,parsley,or chives and salt and pepper.
Mustard flavor:Omit sugar and add 1 1/2 teaspoons
dry mustard powder and salt and pepper.