Forming a Tart Crust from Flaky 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 butter content, Flaky 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 the freshly prepared dough. In either case, you may also try the alternative method for rolling the dough directly on the flan tin base (step 6) to simplify transferring the dough to the tin.