Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée)

Source : Bring The Butter To Room Temperature If It Will Take Too Long Or The Room Is Too Cold Wrap It In Plastic Wrap And Microwave On A Low Setting To Soften...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : December 17, 2022

Step:

  1. Bring the butter to room temperature. If it will take too long or the room is too cold, wrap it in plastic wrap and microwave on a low setting to soften. ※ Be careful to just soften, not melt, the butter.

  2. Use a spatula to cream the butter until smooth. Change to a whisk and mix. Keep going until it gets kind of glossy and creamy, the consistency of mayonnaise.

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 2 photo
  3. Add the powdered sugar in about 3 batches. Mix well after each addition, and keep mixing until it's pale and fluffy.

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 3 photo
  4. Mix in the egg yolk and vanilla oil. Sift the flour into the mixture and cut it in.

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 4 photo
  5. When the mixture is no longer floury, use the spatula to bring the dough all together in one lump. The dough is now complete.

  6. Wrap with plastic wrap and put into the refrigerator. If you can, chill for a whole day. If you don't have time, leave it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to one hour. You can also make the dough in advance and store it in freezer.

  7. Using a madeleine tin, I baked oyster shell shaped tart crusts.

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 7 photo
  8. A berry tart. I topped it with a variety of berries.

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 8 photo
  9. A Gateau Saint-Honoré. This is a classic French dessert that combines a tart crust with choux pastry (well, this is a vague approximation of that anyway)...

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 9 photo
  10. Here I made a baked cheesecake using this as the crust.

    Basic Sweet Short Tart Crust (Pâte Sucrée) recipe step 10 photo
  11. You can use it for so many other sweets as well, but this is the base recipe.


Ingredients

  1. 60 grams Butter
  2. 30 grams to 40 g Powdered sugar
  3. 1 Egg yolk -- 20 g (or a whole egg)
  4. 1 dash Vanilla oil
  5. 100 grams Cake flour

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