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butter-flavored vegetable shortening
Sift the flour and salt into a medium bowl.
Using a fork or a pastry blender, cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few pea-sized bits.
Stirring with a fork, gradually add enough water until the mixture clumps together (you may need more or less water).
Gather up the dough and divide into 2 thick disks, in one-third and two-third portions. If desired, wrap each disk in wax paper and refrigerate for up to 1 hour.