200 g flour

1 tsp salt

80 g butter, cold

125 ml water, cold

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and salt.

Add the cold butter in pieces and rub into the flour mixture with your fingers until you have small flakes. 

Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the water. Mix this gently until a dough forms. Wrap it up as soon as the dough comes together, trying not to overwork the dough, as it can become tough.

Shape the dough into a disc, wrap with plastic, and let cool in the fridge for at least an hour. 

  • This yields plenty for a 28 cm (11 inch) round springform or tart pan, or just enough for a 30 cm (12 inch) pan.

  • For sweet tarts you can add a tablespoon of sugar.