Using frozen canola oil in pastry-making results in an extremely tender pastry with a slightly grainy texture. The frozen canola oil mimics solid fats, which are typically used in pastry making. How cool is that?
Basic Canola Oil Pie Dough Pastry Recipe
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (625 mL)
- 1/2 tsp salt (2 mL)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder (2 mL)
- 2/3 cup canola oil, chilled in freezer for 2 hours* see note below (150 mL)
- 1/2 cup ice water (125 mL)
- 1 egg, beaten slightly (1 )
- 1 Tbsp vinegar (15 mL)
- In a food processor, add flour, salt, and baking powder. Pulse once or twice to combine ingredients.
- Add cold/frozen canola oil. Pulse again once or twice.
- Combine water, egg and vinegar in a small bowl.
- With food processor running, pour liquid ingredients through the chute. Turn off machine as soon as ingredients are mixed, about 10 seconds.
- Turn dough out onto floured board. Divide dough in half. Roll out dough on floured surface.
- Use immediately or wrap each dough ball in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
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