Desserts

MAPLE SHORTCRUST PASTRY

MAPLE SHORTCRUST PASTRY

Ingredients
  • 500 ml (2 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 15 ml (1 tbsp.) maple sugar
  • 1 ml (1/4 tsp.) salt
  • 190 ml (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cold, cut into chunks
  • 90 ml (6 tbsp.) ice water (more, if needed)
Preparation time
20 minutes
Method
  1. Mix flour, maple sugar and salt in food processor. Add the butter. Pulse a few times until butter is the size of large peas.
  2. Add the water and mix again until the dough just begins to form in the bowl. Add more water as needed.
  3. Remove dough from processor and form a 15 cm (6 in) square.
  4. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Begin the folding process on a floured work surface. Roll the dough into a rectangle of about 46 cm x 20 cm (18 in x 8 in). Fold the dough in two crosswise (as if closing a book). Fold in half again, the same way.
  6. Wrap once again in plastic and refrigerate 1 hour.
  7. Repeat these folding steps two more times, making sure to refrigerate for 1 hour each time. Use this dough to make the following recipes.

Turn this base recipe for maple shortcrust pastry into three savoury festive appetizers:
Maple-glazed sausage rolls
Maple butter zucchini tart
Maple onion twists

Watch the gourmet video at ilovemaple.ca

Additional information

Refrigeration Time: 3 hr 30 min