Flaky Pastry Dough
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, chopped into pieces
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Make a well in the center and add the rest of the ingredients. Again using your fingertips, mix together to make a smooth dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead two or three times. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes before using. Makes enough for a 6-serving pie.
Source: Adapted from “Tart It Up! Sweet & Savory Tarts & Pies” by Eric Lanlard (Mitchell Beazley).
Per serving: 333 calories (55 percent from fat), 20.4 g fat (12.4 g saturated, 5.3 g monounsaturated), 82 mg cholesterol, 5.5 g protein, 31.8 g carbohydrates, 1.1 g fiber, 402 mg sodium.