- 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 7 Tbs. cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbs. very cold water
In a small bowl, mix together the egg yolk, vanilla and cold water. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and pulse just until the dough pulls together; do not overmix.
Transfer the dough to a work surface, pat into a ball and flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Roll out the dough as directed in your recipe.