Why not add extra flavour to this shortcrust pastry with sweet spices such as Cinnamon or Mixed Spice.
Add the flour and sugar to a large mixing bowl, rub in the butter with your fingers, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Make a well in the centre of the mixture and add the chilled water, bring the mixture together with your hands and knead very gently to form a smooth dough.
Cover in clingfilm and allow to rest in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
Dust your clean work surface, the chilled pastry and rolling pin with flour, before rolling. Roll out the dough to a thickness of approx. 3mm for tartlets and mince pies, or slightly thicker, approx. 5mm to cover a fruit pie.