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Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)


Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)
Sweetcrust pastry is one of the basic pastry of French patisserie, used in many tart and cakes recipes, but it can also be rolled out and cut into biscuits, delicious with tea or coffee.

This recipe is given for those who have a mixer (Kenwood, KitchenAid or other), but it can also be done with your hands.

Please note that it's very important to make it several hours before using it, if possible the day before, as then it's much easier to work.
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Last modified on: October 4th 2017

For 1 kg 220 g, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationStart to finish
33 min.33 min.
Keeping:
Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée) : Photo of step #1
Put 500 g flour, 350 g butter, 2 eggs, 125 g caster sugar, 125 g ground almonds and 5 g fine (or table) salt in the mixer bowl.

Stage 2
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Start to knead on low speed.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
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After a few minutes the pastry will form. Stop the mixer as soon as possible to get an easy to work dough.

There is no problem if there are still some small pieces of butter not completely mixed in.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Finish mixing the dough with a maryse.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Put a sheet of plastic film on your weighing-scales, and weigh out about 320 g dough.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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Form it into a ball.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Then flatten the ball into a cake. This will help when you come to out roll it out.

Note that the more flatter it is at this stage, easier it will be later.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
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Wrap the pastry in the plastic film, and write on top what it is.

Stage 9
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Repeat the operation until the end of dough, and put any pastry which you do not intend use within the next few days in the freezer.

Remarks

Look at this page to see how to to roll out pastry for a tart, and how to "bake blind".

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

After Gaston Lenôtre.

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Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Alsatian apple tart, Pets de nonne, Saint Honoré cake, Passion fruit jellies, Cooking sugar, ... All
Fine (or table) saltFine (or table) salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rabbit terrine, Quick stuffed courgettes, Express chilli con carne, Salmon and spinach quiche, Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), ... All

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