Happiness is to be found in baking from scratch. A crumbly pastry crust is made by mixing four simple ingredients. The following recipe uses minimal amounts of butter, sugar flour and one egg. Thus there is no need for worries about enjoying the fruits of one’s labor.
Reading this recipe will take more time than making the crust itself. Shaping the dough into nice pleats is more fun than cutting the baking parchment to fit into the tart pan. Making more than one crust at a time is definitely worthwhile, as it requires little extra effort
I like to prepare pastry crust for sweet tarts first thing in the morning, with a clean kitchen table top and a fresh outlook on the progress of a new day.