A fear of pastry lives on in some cooks, but fear not – this is easy to handle, rolls out nicely and bakes up flaky and golden.
- Portion size 23 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2008; Holiday Celebrations: 2007
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup cold butter cubed
- 1/2 cup cold lard cubed
- 1/4 cup (approx) ice water
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
MethodIn large bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender, cut in butter and lard until in fine crumbs with a few larger pieces.
In liquid measure, whisk water with sour cream. Drizzle over flour mixture, tossing briskly with fork and adding a little more water if necessary, until ragged dough forms.
Divide in half; press into 2 discs. Wrap; refrigerate until chilled, 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 1 month.)