2½ cups all-purpose flour, more as needed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ cup cold butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
½ cup ice water, more if necessary
In large mixing bowl, combine 2½ cups flour, salt, and baking powder. Add butter pieces, and using pastry blender or fingers, blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add ½ cup ice water and using your fingers blend to form into ball. If dough is too dry, add more water, and if too sticky, add a little more flour. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to chill.
Continue as directed above.
Recipe from Multicultural Cookbook of Life-Cycle Celebrations, by Lois Sinaiko Webb.