Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 1999
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 cup (2 sticks) chilled unsalted butter, cut in small pieces
Combine flour, salt, and sugar in the bowl of a food processor. Add butter; process until mixture resembles coarse meal, 10 seconds.
With machine running, add between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup ice water in a slow, steady stream through feed tube of food processor. Combine for no longer than 30 seconds; dough should hold together. Turn dough onto piece of plastic wrap. Press into flat circle; wrap it in plastic. Chill at least 1 hour.