That's three cups of flour, eight ounces of butter. Throw a teaspoon of salt into the flour. Cut the butter into chunks, add the the four, and begin to work the two together.
After a few minutes you should have something that resembles course sand.
Make a little well in the center of this mix, then add 3/4 cup of cold water
There's the water in the well ( get it?)
Take a fork and mix the water in.
Once the water is incorporated, dump the mix onto a floured surface. The flour is important here boys and girls. We are not going to knead the dough, rather we are going to smear it. Like this
Do this four to five times. You should have something that looks like this
Wrap the dough and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before rolling. You can also freeze some or all of it for another time.
Stay tuned for part two, using this dough for chicken pot pie.
Until then, Salute!