Place the flour in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour.
Using your fingers rub in the butter. Try to use just your finger tips and use a light rubbing movement to break up the butter into smaller pieces and mix into the flour. Lift your hand up from the bowl. This will help to incorporate air into the pastry to give it a light texture.
Continue rubbing in until the mixture resembles fine bread crumbs.
Add most of the water and start to bring the mixture together with your hands.
Use a gentle squeezing motion to bring the pastry together, adding the remaining water if the mixture seems too dry. Take care not to over work the pastry as it will become tough.
Cover your pastry and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before rolling out and using as required.
Nutrition information is approximate and is meant as a guideline only. (It does not include seasoning with salt and pepper.)