Tender Tart Dough

41 Ratings
  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 10
Tender Tart Dough

This dough, also known as Pate Sablee, can be prepared and frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before using.

Pastry, Dessert


½ cup + 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup + 2 Tbsp icing sugar, sifted

1 hard-boiled large egg yolk

1 large egg yolk

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 ¾ cups cake and pastry flour, sifted

¼ teaspoon salt


1. Beat the butter and icing sugar together until smooth.

2. Push the hard-boiled egg yolk through a sieve and stir the raw egg yolk and vanilla into it. Add this to the butter mixture and stir until blended.

3. Add the flour and salt to the butter mixture and stir until blended. Shape the dough into a disc (it will be very soft), wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 2 hours.

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