Combine the flour, the sugar, and the salt in a bowl. Mix the butter quickly into the flour by hand or with the paddle attachment of a mixer until the butter is in small crumbly pieces. Add the water and blend together, gathering the mass into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate (or freeze) until needed.
Place the pastry on a lightly floured table. If the dough is cold and hard, beat it gently with a rolling pin to soften it. Shape it into a flattened circle. Dust the top with flour, turn over, dust again, and roll out the dough into a
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