Food & Cooking Tips

Handling Homemade Pastry Dough

Do not overhandle pastry dough, Overhandling can encourage the gluten to overdevelop, which is fine for bread making but not for dough. Some gluten development is important to enable the dough to have enough elasticity for rolling out, which is why a resting time is important. Source: The Book of Quiches and Savory Pies