Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir well to mix. Remove the butter from the refrigerator, unwrap, and place on a work surface. Pound it gently with a rolling pin or the heel of your hand to make it pliable. After 3 or 4 strokes, the butter should have softened sufficiently. Use a scraper to remove it from the work surface and add it to the bowl with the flour mixture.
Toss the butter to coat it with flour and break it into
Break the eggs into a small bowl or cup, beat lightly with a fork, and stir into the butter-flour mixture. Continue stirring with the fork until the dough begins to hold together.
Empty the contents of the bowl onto a lightly floured work surface and squeeze the dough together gently until it is smooth, very briefly, without overworking it. Shape the dough into a thick disk, about
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