What You Need:
2 Sticks Butter -- room temperature
4 cups Flour
2 cups Ice Water (yeah water with ice!) -- you do not necessarily need all the water
Place room temp butter in a large mixing bowl.
Add the flour. I love to mix with my hands -- the goal is to cut all the butter into the flour, and to saturate the flour with it, without creaming -- basically the flour will have some parts with chunks of butter. Add the ice water until the dough is moist, not sticky, able to be handled without sticking to hands (see picture).
Now it is ready to roll. Flour the counter, and rolling pin, and start rolling out the dough. You need to roll it about 1/4 inch thick. Make rounds for the dishes you are baking the pies in, and then cut strips to make the criss-cross toppers if desired!.
Use Gluten Free Flour if needed!
You can use for Baked Pizza Pies, Pies, Pot Pies, use it to Bake Brie.. it's a great crust!
I hope you Enjoy!