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A novel approach to pastry dough making

September 3, 2009 - 9:04pm -- davidg618

Watched Cook's American Test Kitchen on PBS today, and saw, what was for me, a very novel approach to making pastry dough.


The ingredients began with the usual: flour, butter, shortening, and cold water.


Then it got interesting. In addition to the water, an equal amount of vodka was added.


The result was a wetter than usual dough, that after the usual chilling, rolled out more easily, stayed together excellently, yet after baking was flaky and crisp.

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