Homemade Sweet Tart Dough (Pâte Sucrée)

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  • 112 gr. butter (cold)
  • 90 gr. sugar
  • 200 gr. flour
  • 130 gr. powdered almond
  • 1 egg
  • 2 gr. salt
  • butter or oil for the tart preparation


  • Mix butter and sugar in the mixer and homogenized with the whisk.
  • Add egg and mix for 2 more minutes.
  • Change whisk with hook and add the rest ingredients until a homogenous mixture.
  • Cover with a cloth and put mixture in the fridge for 40 minutes.
  • Place dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll out with a rolling pin, starting from the center of dough and press in all directions, until a round, uniform and 1/2 cm. thick pastry sheet takes form (it must be bigger than the tart case).
  • Oil and sprinkle with flour the tart case, shaking off excess.
  • Spread dough in tart case and cover the bottom and the sides. Cut surplus dough.
 How to pre-bake dough
  • Cover dough's surface with baking paper and place over lots of beans so it won't expand.
  • Bake at 170ºC  for 15 minutes, remove the beans and bake for 10 more minutes.
  • Take it out the oven and let the dough cool down.

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