Combine the cake flour, and bite-sized butter pieces into a bowl. Mix until the butter become pea sized while pressing down with a whisk.
Add the cold water to Step 2 little by little, and mix by lifting the flour with a spatula. You might wonder if the dough will come together with that much water, but you don't need to worry.
Press down the dough with the back of your hand, and divide in half with the edge of the spatula.
Stack the pieces on top of one another.
Press down with the back of your hand.
Divide in half with the spatula.
Repeat this about 10 times. The dough might be crumbly first, but it starts to come together. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, and let it sit in the fridge over night.
Roll out the dough, and cut out a shape with a cookie cutter, then pop them in the oven to bake.
They should rise and make layers like this.
Story Behind this Recipe
I thought up this recipe so I could have easy and quick pastry dough whenever I need it.
Just lift and press down with the whisk and spatula during Step 2 and 3. Do not knead the dough. If you are in a rush, let the dough sit in the fridge for 1 hour and in the freezer for 30 minutes. You can keep this dough for 1 week in the fridge and for 1 month in the freezer. It comes in handy if you make it in advance when you have time.