• Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 40m


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter
  • 2 beaten egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon chilled water


In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour and sugar. Cut in butter till pieces are the size of small peas.

In a small mixing bowl stir together egg yolks and water. Gradually stir egg yolk mixture into flour mixture. Gently knead the dough just till a ball forms.

To prepare in a food processor, place the steel blade in the work bowl. Add flour, sugar and butter. Process with on/off turns till pieces are the size of small peas. Stir together egg yolks and water. With machine running, quickly add liquid through the feed tube. Stop machine as soon as all liquid is added. Process with 2 more on/off turns. Remove dough and shape into a ball.

For easier handling, cover dough with plastic wrap and chill for 30-60 minutes. Use as directed in recipe.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 2131

nutrition information per serving

71 calories; 4g total fat; 28mg cholesterol; 1mg sodium; 7g carbohydrates; 0g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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