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Old 08-29-2008, 02:39 PM   #11
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Kitchenelf, take it from someone who makes pastry a LOT the fp is NOT your friend. Invest a couple of bucks in an old fashioned pastry blender (but don't get one with just wires, get one with blades) and use that instead. Cut the fat and flour until you have what looks like medium breadcrumbs (like stuffing for a turkey) and then add your ice water. Another tip is to put your hands into ice water for a few minutes before you work your ice water into your dough. And don't be afraid to be scant with the water, just need enough for the dough to "stick".
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Kitchenelf, take it from someone who makes pastry a LOT the fp is NOT your friend. Invest a couple of bucks in an old fashioned pastry blender (but don't get one with just wires, get one with blades) and use that instead. Cut the fat and flour until you have what looks like medium breadcrumbs (like stuffing for a turkey) and then add your ice water. Another tip is to put your hands into ice water for a few minutes before you work your ice water into your dough. And don't be afraid to be scant with the water, just need enough for the dough to "stick".
Thank you Alix!! I have a pastry blender and it is the kind with blades versus just wires. I will use only that the next time. I was going to make the dough last night but alas, it didn't happen.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:45 PM   #13
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Say a little prayer - this is pre-baking...post will be soon

3 different kinds of grapes (tomato was for size comparison)



Tart ready to go in (I can already tell you after checking after 20 minutes that one section unfolded - but no juices formed to run out (I'm VERY glad)

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Well...I baked and it actually turned out! I sprinkled a smaller amount of sugar on top than they said and I think it could have even used half of what I did use. It was still good! ....I baked



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look like all your trouble paid off. it just looks lovely.

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Yummy!!! Atta girl! I knew you could do it.
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Yummy!!! Atta girl! I knew you could do it.
I'm a big girl now Alix!

Thanks babe!
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Apple crisp ------> Grape Tart = PROUD ALIX!
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