Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2003
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water
In a food processor, pulse flour, salt, and sugar several times to combine. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal. With motor running, add ice water in a slow, steady stream until dough just holds together; do not process more than 30 seconds.
Divide dough into two equal pieces; place each on plastic wrap. Flatten into disks; wrap, and chill at least 1 hour.