Making Pate Brisee

Preparation info
  • Makes a

    10 in

    tart shell
    • Difficulty


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By Anne Willan

Published 1989

  • About

A plastic or metal pastry scraper is useful for mixing the dough. If the dough is dry when mixed, add 1-2 tablespoons more water.


  • 1 ⅔ cups/200 g flour
  • 6 ½ tbsp/100


  1. Sift the flour on to a work surface and make a well in the center. Pound the butter and add with the egg yolk, salt, sugar if using, and water.

  2. With your fingertips, mix together the ingredients in the well. Gradually draw in the flour from t