2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled and cut into 1/4- inch slices
1/2 cup sour cream
Put the flour and salt in a 3 quart bowl and stir to blend. Scatter the butter slices over the flour,
and cut in with a pastry blender until the mixture consists of particles that vary in size from
small peas to bread crumbs. Stir in the sour cream with a fork. The pastry will appear dry because
the sour cream is thick and does not disperse easily. With your hands, manipulate dough into a ball.
Divide dough as recipe directs. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until cold and firm, at least 4 hours
and up to 3 days. The dough can be frozen for up to 1 month.