Pacific Northwest: Taste

Butter Pastry
For one 9-inch lattice-top pie
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, cold, cut into bits
1/3 cup cold water

1. Combine the flour, salt and butter in a food processor or large mixing bowl and process or work with a fork until the mixture is crumbly; the butter should be about the size of small peas.

2. Add the water all at once and pulse the food processor on and off until the mixture comes together to form a ball of dough. Do not over-process.

3. Without handling the dough any more than necessary, divide in half and press each half into a disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate while preparing the fruit.

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