Meat Pie Dough Recipe
This dough works beautifully for Chef Donald Link’s Natchitoches Meat Pies, but it could be filled with almost any combination of meats or vegetables.
- 5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pound cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup ice water
- Place the flour and salt in a large bowl and, using a pastry blender or your fingers, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse pebbles. Using a fork, stir in the water until the dough pulls together, adding additional ice water by the teaspoonful if necessary. Use your hands to knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s smooth and evenly blended.
- Roll the dough into a rectangle and fold it over itself three times like a letter. Repeat this process four times, reshape the dough to a rectangle, and refrigerate until firm, at least 15 minutes.
Recipe provided by Chef Donald Link, author of Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald Link’s Louisiana.
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Adapted with permission from Real Cajun: Rustic Home Cooking from Donald LInk's Louisiana