Butter Pie Dough

This simple, extraordinary all-purpose pie dough can be used in both your sweet and savory baking.

Ingredients:
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon sea salt
14 tablespoons cold butter (salted or unsalted), cut into tablespoon-size pieces
½ cup ice water, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons more, as needed

Method:
1. In a large chilled bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Sprinkle butter over the flour. With a pastry blender, or your clean, cold hands, mix the butter into the flour mixture until the ingredients look like cracker crumbs with lumps the size of peas.

2. Sprinkle ½ cup ice water over the dough, and stir it in with a fork. Squeeze a handful of dough with your hand; it should keep together and feel moist. Add additional ice water as needed until dough holds together and you can gather it up to form a ball.

3. Place the ball on a lightly floured work surface and cut into two equal pieces. Form each into a chubby disk, and wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill for at least one hour.

4. To roll out the dough, remove from the fridge and place on a lightly floured work surface. Let the dough rest at room temperature for a few minutes, until soft and easy to roll. Dust the top of the dough with flour to prevent sticking, and roll the dough from the center in all directions, into a circle about 2 inches larger than your pie pan or tin. Carefully drape the dough over the rolling pin and gently fit it into the pan. (For a double crust pie, roll out the second disk of dough.) Follow your pie, tart or quiche recipe from there!

Breakfast Favorites Recipes

Put on the coffee pot, pull out a skillet, and wake up to this week’s menu of farmhouse favorites: With smoky all-natural bacon and farm-fresh eggs to incorporate into your choice of scrambles, frittatas or quiches (see recipes for ideas!), plus locally baked cinnamon-raisin bread, sweet-tart apple-pear cider and silky Greek yogurt, it has just about everything you need to whip up an energizing brunch. Also flush with fragrant herbs like dill and mint, hand milled flour, local honey, and seasonal produce like Morel mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, and tender-crisp salad greens, this box is an excellent way to say “good morning!”

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Bacon, Onion & Herb Quiche
Light and bright, with a touch of smokiness courtesy of the bacon, this frittata is bound to be a sure-fire hit.

Butter Pie Dough
This simple, extraordinary all-purpose pie dough recipe from the minds at Metropolitan Market and Cairnspring Mills can be used in both your sweet and savory baking.

Morel Mushroom Scramble
Serve this earthy scramble with a salad of spring greens to complete the meal.

Baked Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast
This homey recipe from The Pioneer Woman can easily be done a day ahead and chilled until ready to bake.

Fingerling Potato ‘Homefries’
These creamy, rustic potatoes are flecked with fresh parsley and red pepper flakes for heat.

Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
In addition to salad greens, this versatile dressing pairs well with roasted baby carrots.

Spring Color Recipes

From bright green leeks and orange winter squash to purple-tinged shallots and rainbow carrots, this week’s lineup is awash in vibrant colors indicative of the coming spring. Enjoy this seasonal bounty alongside locally-baked multigrain bread, sweet and mellow D’Anjou pears, Tunisian Deglet Nour dates on the branch, Tunawerth Creamery Greek yogurt and our farm-fresh eggs, plus small-batch, all-purpose organic flour from Burlington-based Cairnspring Mills for all your baking and culinary needs. Dig in!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Spring Leek Quiche with Chevre
This classic quiche features tender leeks, fresh chives and rich chevre cheese.

Butter Pie Dough
This simple, extraordinary all-purpose pie dough recipe from the minds at Metropolitan Market and Cairnspring Mills can be used in both your sweet and savory baking.

Parmesan-Crusted Winter Squash
This versatile recipe works with any number of squash—Butternut, Tetsukabuto, Acorn, Delicata or any other variety you like.

Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette
A simple, easy and incredibly flavorful salad vinaigrette to add to your arsenal!

Pear Sauce
This lovely sauce is amazing on top of freshly-baked scones, or enjoyed with your morning oatmeal.

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