The first time you were accused of faking it, you just tried harder.
No need to break a sweat: Just pick up a roll of frozen all-natural, artisanal Star Dough and it’ll taste like you spent hours in the kitchen.
Made locally by fine artist Hugh Shurley (who also has a passion for food), the dough has just five ingredients: unbleached wheat flour, creme fraiche, sweet butter, baking powder, and sea salt. He prepares it weekly in small batches, so it’s always fresh.
Use the rich, buttery dough to make everything from Mom’s apple pie to savory tarts and Christmas-morning quiche. Since Shurley donates $1 from every sale to Meals on Wheels, you can bake (and eat) all you want without any morning-after guilt.
Available at Bi-Rite Market, 3639 18th Street, between Guerrero and Dolores Streets (415-241-9760 or biritemarket.com); Falletti Foods, 308 Broderick Street, between Fell and Oak Streets (415-626-4400 or fallettifoods.com); Piedmont Grocery Company, 4038 Piedmont Avenue, between 40th Street and Glen Avenue, Oakland (510-653-8181). For more information and locations, go to stardough.blogspot.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Star Dough