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Basic Puff Pastry

 
Basic Puff Pastry
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Butter fluffy and light as a feather. Hundreds (700+ actually) layers of butter and flour create this classic and very useful French pastry

Yield

6

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

0

min

Ready

3

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Sugar-Free
 

Ingredients

¼ cup butter
1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup water
cold
¾ cup butter
softened
¼ cup all-purpose flour
chilled

Directions

Preparation works best on a chilled marble or stone pastry board. Pre-chill the marble in the freezer or fridge. If at any point when rolling out this recipe you find things getting soft or sticky, chill everything in the fridge for 30 minutes and then continue.

Cut ¼ cup butter into 1¾ cups flour with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Sprinkle cold water (1 tablespoon at a time) evenly over surface; stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.

Shape into a ball, and wrap in waxed paper.

Chill 15 minutes. Combine ¾ cup butter and ¼ cup flour; stir until smooth.

Shape mixture into a 6-inch square on waxed paper.

Chill 5 minutes.

Roll pastry into a 15-inch circle on a lightly floured surface; place chilled butter mixture in center of pastry.

Fold left side of pastry over butter; fold right side of pastry over left.

Fold upper and lower edges of pastry over butter, making a thick square.

Working quickly, place dough, folded side down, on a lightly floured surface; roll dough into a 20- x 8-inch rectangle.

Fold rectangle into thirds, beginning with short side.

Roll pastry into another 20- x 8-inch rectangle; again fold rectangle into thirds.

Wrap dough in wax paper, and chill about 2 hours.

Repeat rolling, folding, and chilling process 2 additional Pastry.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

Reviews

+1

about 7 years

It's definitely not easy to make your own puff pastry, it requires cold condition, otherwise the butter will melt, so you have to be quick as well. But the result is so good, the pastry is so puffed, flakey and buttery. Of course, you can use the homemade puff pastry to make all kinds of recipes that can be desserts or savory dishes!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 99g (3.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 42266% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 220mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Sugars g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 19% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 11%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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