Recipe for Olive Oil Tart Dough


    Olive Oil Tart Dough

    This dough is great because it doesn't need to be rolled out. Also, it contains no cholesterol and very little saturated fat.

    1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 tablespoons ice water

    Stir the flour and salt together in a medium bowl with a fork. Add the oil in a slow, steady stream, mixing with the fork as you pour the oil over the dry ingredients. The mixture should resemble pea-size crumbs when all the oil has been incorporated.

    Add the water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Knead briefly to form the dough into a large ball.

    Flatten the dough into a disk and place it in a 10-inch tart with a removable bottom. With your fingers, press the dough into the pan and up the sides.