Cream Short Pastry Dough

  • Yield: servings


12ounces unbleached all purpose flour (about 2 1/4 cups)
1/2teaspoon fine sea salt
6ounces unsalted Real California butter (12 tablespoons), cut into 1-inch pieces and chilled
1 egg
1/2cup Real California crème fraîche


  1. Combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Whisk egg and crème fraîche together well. Combine with flour mixture just until the dough begins to come together.
  2. Turn out onto a floured work surface. Gather dough together, shape into a disk and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm before rolling out.
Note: Pastry dough can be made up to 1 day in advance and refrigerated. You can freeze the dough for up to three months. Thaw frozen dough in the refrigerator before rolling out.
Recipe courtesy of the California Milk Advisory Board