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it's been a while since I've done any baking

August 18, 2007 Comments off

I made my first pastry crust in our new apartment today and it went MARVELOUSLY. For some reason, the actual pastry turned out better than it ever seems to have in the past. No cracking, no pulling, a nice smooth texture—it even came together in a nice ball in the food processor without any addition of ice water (my pastry dough is supposed to be made with flour, butter, and an egg, plus an egg yolk instead of any liquid). And the benefit of our new kitchen is that we have this great big island with lovely, smooth Corian countertops, so I had a big space to roll out the dough as well as a big space to assemble my tartlets.

I’ll be taking my tartlets to a friend’s this evening for movie night. I hope everyone enjoys them!

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