Cornmeal Crust Dough

Cornmeal Crust Dough Recipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Angela Sellers

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Ingredients

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plain yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup cold shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
8 to 10 Tbsp. chilled apple cider

Preparation

1. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles small peas.

2. Mound flour mixture on 1 side of bowl. Drizzle 1 Tbsp. apple cider along edge of mixture in bowl. Using a fork, gently toss a small amount of flour mixture into cider just until dry ingredients are moistened. Move mixture to other side of bowl, and repeat procedure with remaining cider, 1 Tbsp. at a time, until a dough forms.

3. Gently gather dough into 2 flat disks. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 24 hours.

Note:

Inspired by Sandra Russell, Orange Park, Florida,

September 2010
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