KitchenAid Pastry Beater Recipes
The Pastry Beater is a beater for the stand mixer (like the flat beater or dough hook), designed to be a substitute for a traditional handheld pastry cutter or pastry blender. It uses the mixer's power to cut butter into flour to make dough for light and flaky pastries.
Need some inspiration? Check out these recipes featuring the KitchenAid pastry beater.
Quick Start Pie Dough recipe
The Use and Care Guide for your Pastry Beater include this Quick Start Pie Dough recipe:
Two sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter (230g), chilled and cut into ½” cubes
2.5 cup All-Purpose Flour (315g)
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
6-8 Tbsp ice water (90g), more as needed
Assemble pastry beater to the mixer: mix flour, sugar, and salt on Stir to combine. Add chilled butter and mix on Stir for 30 seconds.
For the tilt head mixer, increase to Speed #2 (for Bowl-Lift mixer, increase to Speed #3) until the mixture resembles cornmeal with pea-sized pieces of butter throughout. Scrape bowl and paddle with a spatula if needed.
Drizzle half of the ice water, 3 Tbsp, over the surface of the flour mixture and run on Stir for 5 seconds. Stop the mixer, and drizzle the remaining 3 Tbsp of water evenly over the surface of the mixture. Mix on Stir for 10 - 20 seconds until it makes a shaggy dough. Add more water and stir again as needed.
Form the dough into two disks and wrap in plastic wrap. Set in refrigerator for at least one hour, or overnight. Remove from fridge and roll to 1/8” before baking to the instructions provided on your chosen pie recipe.