Are you still buying ready-made pie crust even after my latest photo-heavy tutorial for French pastry dough? Hmmm. Maybe I should to visit your home, and personally make the dough for you. Oh, what fun we could have together!
Of course, I wouldn’t arrive at your door empty-handed. I’d bring along a food processor, a French rolling pin, and a nifty pastry cloth.
I purchased a pastry cloth, or “pastry frame,” a couple of years ago, and I really like it. The cloth is easy to use, easy to clean, and easy to store. But here’s the best part: nothing sticks to it!
True Confession: I don’t use the metal braces.
Then center a disk of homemade Pâte brisée (all-butter French pastry dough, here’s the recipe)…
Although the fabric is pre-shrunk and washable, there’s no need to wash it after every use.
Now, you don’t need a pastry frame in order to roll out dough. You can shower your counter with flour, just as most bakers do to keep the dough from sticking. But what a mess. And what a waste of flour!
So maybe you do need a pastry frame. Seek one out the next time you visit a kitchen-supply store. Or, do what I did, and order the gadget for less than $20 from this online source.
Earlier, I threatened to visit your home. Does this sound like fun to you? It does to me. We could sip martinis, and roll out pastry dough!
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