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Almond Short Crust

(Basic Recipe)

Almond Short Crust

Almond Short Crust - Easy to prepare, versatile in use - the base for a ton of other goodies

173
calories
Calories
15 min.
Preparation
3 h. 15 min.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 12 pieces
4 ounces Whole-wheat flour
4 ounces Pastry flour (Type 405)
4 ounces Cultured butter
3 ounces Cane sugar
1 pinch Salt
1 Egg
3 tablespoons ground almonds (about 25 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Bowl, 1 Sieve, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Plastic wrap

Preparation steps

Almond Short Crust preparation step 1
1

Measure out all ingredients and let butter and egg come to room temperature.

Almond Short Crust preparation step 2
2

Sift together both flours onto a clean work surface.

Almond Short Crust preparation step 3
3

With the hand mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until it is soft and smooth.  (Do not beat too quickly as to incorporate air.)

 

Almond Short Crust preparation step 4
4

Mix in the sugar and salt.

Almond Short Crust preparation step 5
5
Add the egg and mix until combined.
Almond Short Crust preparation step 6
6

Add the ground almonds and flour mixtur and beat just until a dough forms, then shape into a ball. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and flatten to form a disk. Chill for at least 3 hours and up to 3 days in the refrigerator, or freeze wrapped dough in a resealable storage bag for up to 3 months and thaw before using.