The preparation of pastry foods has its own mastery. Sometimes the recipes are not as complicated in terms of products, but there is more kneading or an exact time for rising, etc. To make butter dough you do not need that much time or any special preparation. It is good to follow the products according to the recipe strictly, especially if you are preparing it for the first time. Once you see how it turns out, you can allow yourself to add something else, replace a product, and so on.
Here's what you need for butter dough:
Necessary products: 1 egg, 1 pack of butter, 9 oz (250 g) flour, 2 tablespoons of water
How to prepare: First, to make the perfect dough, you need to sift the flour with a sieve. No matter what you prepare with flour, sifting is a must if you want to get the best end result. With sifting, air enters the flour. You should break your egg in a separate bowl. Add the cold butter to the flour in cubes, as you mash it together with the flour between your fingers - until it's crumbly. Work fast. The heat from the hands softens the butter in the dough, which is not desirable.
It is also important to emphasize that the butter should not be completely melted, the goal is to leave lumps in the dough itself, so you can feel it. Make a well in the flour, which is already mixed with the fat and pour the egg. Start adding the flour from the outside to the center of the well until a dough is formed and if necessary add water. Knead the dough well and put it in the fridge for half an hour.
Butter dough can be prepared with lard or butter. You can also make dough with a combination of both. This is how you get the best taste. Most housewives, however, prefer butter because in the desserts, which we serve cold, lard will not have a pleasant taste.
The combination between the two fats is very suitable for salty pastry surprises, in which there are different types of stuffing. No matter what you decide to put in, salty products in combination with the aroma of the dough with the two types of fat is great. It is good to eat these pastry goodies warm or even hot.