Olive Oil Pie Crust For Desserts
Makes 1 crust
Cook time: 30 minutes
¾ cup whole wheat pastry flour
¾ cup unbleached white flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup ice cold olive oil
¼ – ½ cup ice cold water, as needed
Heat oven to 180°C.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt and baking powder.
Cut oil into flour mixture all at once but do not mix. Toss the flour around lightly, coating the fat to create little balls of flour-coated fat. A light touch is important here. The final blending will take place on the pastry board in the rolling.
Add just enough water (one tablespoon at a time) to form a ball, being careful not to over-mix and create too much gluten.
Flatten dough into a disk shape and roll to desired shape. Place in pie or tart pan and chill for 30 minutes or more.
Fill crust and bake.