Place the flour, butter and salt in the food-processor bowl and run for a few seconds, until the mixture resembles coarse oatmeal. Remove to a bowl and mix in, bit by bit with your hands or a wooden spoon, enough cold water to form a firm dough. It should just hold together. Press into a thick disc shape and refrigerate for half an hour.
Roll out into a thin disc on a floured surface and line a 21cm flan ring or tin. Make sure the walls are as high as the rim. Prick the base with a fork and line with foil, pressing the foil into the corners and up against the walls. Fill with chickpeas, ceramic beans, rice or some other weighting material and
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