Yeasted Tart Dough

Recipe Date: January 13, 2022
Difficulty: Easy
Measurements: Imperial (US)

Use this dough recipe for Maria’s Winter Squash Tart Flambé and Wild Mushroom and Comté Cheese Tart Flambé.

Yield:  Eight very thin and crisp 8-inch tarts or four very thin and crisp 12-inch tarts


  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 ounces water
  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, softened


1. To prepare the tart dough, whisk together the water and yeast in a small bowl.

2. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.

3. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture.  Mix together until combined– the dough will look dry; add the butter. Knead to a smooth and elastic dough and let rise, covered, for 1 hour until doubled.

4. Punch dough down. It is now ready to shape. Proceed to Step 3 of the Winter Squash Tart Flambé recipe or Step 2 of the Wild Mushroom and Comté Cheese Tart Flambé recipe.