The pastry recipe I’ve been meaning to post

“Pasta Frolla” or Kick Ass Italian pie dough


2 Cups Flour

1/3 Cup Sugar

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Ground Anise

1 stick Butter cut into 8-12 pieces

2 Large Eggs, beaten

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1)Blend flour,sugar, salt and anise until thoroughly mixed.

2)Cut in butter with your fingers or a pastry blender, unless you have the luxury of a food processor or a heavy duty mixer.

3)Gradually blend in eggs and then vanilla.

4)LIghtly knead into a smooth ball.

5)Chill or set aside 30 minutes. If chilled, let reach room temperature beforerolling out.

6) Roll out to a uniform consistency.

7)Line pie plate with dough and bake as directed for recipe.

Makes a very sweet, tender dough that stands up to very heavy fillings or can be used as an all purpose default recipe. Pretty much foolproof.

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