Homemade Puff Pastry

Homemade Puff Pastry

Homemade Puff Pastry Recipe

Puff pastry is a flaky light pastry made from a laminated dough composed of dough and butter or pastry fat. The butter is put inside the dough,  which is repeatedly folded and rolled out before baking. This makes many layers inside it and makes it flaky and crispy.

Tips:

  1. Every thing should be chilled before kneading and rolling.
  2. 10 minutes rest of the dough is important before every rolling.
  3. Always do folding the same way you did before. (Left… Right… Anti Clockwise) This is very important because if you fold it wrong way then you wont be able to see the layers in finished product.
  4. You can use this pastry within 3 days after making it(Keep it in fridge)
  5. You can also freeze it for 3 months. Thaw it in fridge for 1 day before using.

Ingredients

List 1,

  • Plain Flour  245 g
  • Butter  25 g
  • Salt  1/4 tsp
  • White vinegar   1/2 tsp
  • Ice Cold Water  150 ml

List 2,

  • Butter/Pastry fat  225 g

Directions,

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From list 1 in a bowl add flour, butter, salt and vinegar.
In a jug prepare ice cold water 150 ml.
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With your hands rub the butter in flour until mix nicely.
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Add in chilled water and knead into a dough.
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Cover it with cling film and keep in fridge for 15-20 minutes.
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Now on a normal size chopping board, place a parchment paper. Cut the block of butter in very thin slices and fill 3/4 of the sheet.
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Now keep another same size parchment paper on top of it.
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With the help of a rolling pin, roll it and try to make it a tin slab. Every piece of butter should be stick to each other. Now keep this in fridge for 15 minutes.
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Take out the dough from fridge. On the same chopping board make a rectangle out f it. Use a little flour if you want but not too much.
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Roll it as same size of chopping board ,as you can see the picture.
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Take out the butter from fridge.
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Cut the sides make it straight from sides. Place the butter on it where you see holes.
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Place this butter on the rolled dough.
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You can see this butter is covering 3/4 of the dough. That is why we cut the parchment paper to chopping board size and roll the butter in it 3/4 part.
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Fold the puff pastry from 1 side on the butter.
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Fold the butter part on it.
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Move it anti clockwise. Press 1 thumb print on 1 side so you will know it is your first folding.
Keep it in fridge for 10 minutes. Then roll again and fold as same.
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Do the same folding 4 times and between every folding keep it in fridge.
Always do folding the same way you did before. (Left… Right… Anti Clockwise) This is very important because if you fold it wrong way then you wont be able to see the layers in finished product.
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Cover it with cling film, keep in fridge and use with in 3 days. Or you can freeze it for 3 months.

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