Sift 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1 teaspoon of salt together in a large mixing bowl. Cut in 2/3 cup of shortening until the mixture resembles small peas. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time, sprinkling over the mixture and tossing with a fork. Push to the side of the bowl and repeat until the mixture is moist, about 5 to 7 tablespoons.
Split the dough into two equal sized portions and roll into balls. On a lightly flattened surface, press each ball until flattened, and roll out from the center to the edge into a 1/8' think circle.