Homemade Puff Pastry Recipe

Here are the ingredients that you need to gather for this recipe:

  • 150 grams all-purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter or vegan butter frozen
  • 3 tbsp ice water
  • egg wash, optional

Source: thepracticalkitchen.com

Here are the instructions that you need to follow to complete this recipe:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, toss together the flour and salt.
  2. Then using a box grater or a hand grater, grate in the frozen butter into the flour mixture.
  3. When all the butter is grated into the flour mixture, toss with your hands until each piece of butter is coated with flour. This should take less than 30 seconds.
  4. Aim to crumble the butter with your hands. Do this after the butter is coated in flour to make it a bit easier. This should also take less than 30 seconds.
  5. Once the butter is crumbled, you’ll have a dry, gravel like consistency. Using a fork to whisk constantly, drizzle the ice water into the flour mixture until it is evenly distributed.
  6. Then switch to using your hands to work the mixture into a rough dough. This will take a few kneads and presses, but it should come together relatively quickly.
  7. Take the ball of dough you have formed and place it in the center of a sheet of plastic wrap. Push the dough down until it is about 1-2 inches thick. Cover tightly with the plastic wrap.
  8. Once it is wrapped, take a rolling pin and roll over the dough until it is firmly packed throughout the plastic wrap.
  9. Chill the dough for 20-30 minutes. You can also chill the dough in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  10. Cut it into 2 pieces and lightly dust a flat surface with flour. Preheat your oven to 400F.
  11. Place one piece on the floured surface and then flip so both sides are lightly coated with flour. Begin to roll out to your desired shape.
  12. If you happen to see butter break through the seal of the dough, just lightly reseal with a small touch of flour.
  13. Depending on how you cut your dough, reuse the scraps and roll out again, repeating until you have no dough left.
  14. It’s good to use as little flour as possible in this process.
  15. When you are ready to bake, place the pastry on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with egg wash. Bake at 400F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Baking time might adjust slightly based off if the pastry has any topping or filling.

Source: bakingamoment.com