In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Mix in butter with a fork until it is in small crumbs. Add 2 tablespoons of cold water (or a little more) to bring the dough together. Cover the dough and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Place the dough onto a lightly floured working surface. Slightly knead and roll the dough with a rolling pin to form an 8 x 20 inch rectangle.