By Chef Ella Freyinger

April 2021

4 Servings


  • 1 1⁄2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 8 tbsp cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Ice water


  • Place the flour, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add the cubed butter and toss to coat with flour mixture. Using your thumb and forefinger gently flatten each cube of butter.
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and 3 tbsp of ice water to the flour-butter mixture. Gently toss with a fork. Continue adding 2 tbsp of water at a time and gently tossing with a fork until the dough reaches a shaggy appearance.
  • Flour a work surface and turn the dough out onto it. Resist the urge to knead the dough. Using your hands, pull the shaggy dough into a round then lightly flatten. Fold the dough in half, flatten, rotate 90° and repeat this process two more times. Cut the dough in half and form into a round. Flatten to about 1” thickness. Wrap each round in plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Enjoy!