1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
Pulse in a food processor until pea size.
Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup **ice cold water.
Pulse until dough forms when mashed together in your hand. Divide into 2 rounds and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for 1 -2 hours.
* If the butter warms in your hands while cubing, sit it back in the frig until it is nice and cold.
** Fill a pitcher with ice and add water. Let sit until you are ready to make the dough to insure that the water is ice cold.
Whisk together in a medium size saucepan:
6 egg yolks
3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
zest of 1 1/4 lemons
Stir with a wooden spoon.
1 stick of butter, cubed
Stir until melted. Cool and cover with plastic so a skin doesn't form. Chill for about 30 minutes.