Basic Butter Pastry

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, chilled
3 to 4 tablespoons cold water


Combine flour and salt in a small bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle water evenly over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened. Shape dough into a ball; chill. Use as directed in desired recipe.

Oxmoor House Homestyle Recipes,

Oxmoor House

January 1984
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