Friday, 6 June 2014

Easy Puff Pastry



Finished pie made with homemade puff pastry

Ingredients:

125g plain flour
140g butter
1/4 tsp salt
60ml cold water



Method:

  1. Place the plain flour & salt into a mixing bowl.
  2. Cut up the butter into small pieces and add to the flour.
  3. Rub the butter in gently until the pieces of butter are no larger than the size of peas (do not totally rub in, make sure still lumps of butter in it).
  4. Add the water and mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a ball of dough.
  5. Sprinkle flour on the work surface and roll out into a long rectangle.
  6. Fold a third of the rectangle in over the middle third of the pastry and then fold over the final third on top of the other 2 thirds.
  7. Lift the square of folded pastry turn 90 degrees. Roll out again in long rectangle and repeat step 5-7 several times.
  8. Place the folded square of pastry into a bowl and cover with clingfilm.
  9. Place in fridge to rest for an hour.
  10. After an hour roll out the pastry into the desired shape for whatever you're making.
  11. Bake at Gas Mark 7 or 220C unless otherwise it says different in a recipe you're using depending what you're using the puff pastry for.

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