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Tart Dough

From: Reprinted with permission from Mario Batali’s The Babbo Cookbook
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and orange zest. 
  2. Add the cold butter cubes and toss lightly to coat. Pulse until the butter is the size of small peas.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, egg yolk, vanilla, and heavy cream, and add it to the flour-butter mixture. 
  4. Pulse to moisten the dough, then pulse until it begins to come together. 
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board and knead by hand. 
  6. If the dough is too dry, add a few drops of heavy cream. 
  7. Shape into a small disk, wrap, and chill thoroughly for at least 3 hours, or overnight.