Forming a Tart Crust from Sweet Pastry Dough

Essential Technique

Preparation info
  • Makes


    25 cm tart crust
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Because of its relatively high sugar content, Sweet Pastry Dough can become soft and sticky if excessively handled. Follow the instructions for using the chilled dough until you feel confident enough to try rolling freshly prepared dough. Whether working with chilled or fresh dough, try the alternative method for rolling the dough directly on the tart tin base (step 6) to simplify transferring the dough to the tin.