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How to make Puff Pastry in 10 Minutes

July 13, 2015

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So last week I admitted that puff pastry is something I never make and always buy. Listen up, because I am going back on that admission and I will never buy puff pastry again. This puff pastry has changed my life.

It’s not what would call a traditional puff pastry, but it gives the same result. It’s a “rough puff” and it’s a fab way of getting all that flaky goodness without losing two days of your life turning and rolling. How does 10 minutes sound instead?

You will need

125g plain flour
140g salted butter
55g iced water

What you need to do

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First you’re going to place the flour and butter in a food processor and pulse about 10 times until you have pea size chunks of butter. Turn the mix onto the bench and make a well in the centre. Add the water to the well.

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Use a knife to begin mixing the dough. Once the water is all absorbed, get your hands in there. Don’t knead the pastry, just bring it together with your hands.

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Once you have a formed dough {dry and wet patches are OK} begin rolling your dough out into a long rectangle. Use some extra flour to avoid sticking if needed.

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Once you have your rectangle, you can do your first fold. Which is what you continue to repeat multiple times. Fold in one third to the centre, then the remaining third over the folded two thirds. Turn a quarter turn and roll out to a rectangle. Fold again. Repeat 3-4 times. If your pastry is getting warm, you can chill between folds.

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And the result? This lovely, puffy and flaky pastry.

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Notes

This is best done on a cool day, or you can chill between each fold, which obviously increases the time to make it.

The pastry is best used cold from the fridge and can stay there for a few days. You can sling wrap and store in the freezer for a few months.

I adapted Chocolate and Zucchini’s recipe here. She breaks up the butter by hand, which you could totally do. 

 

14 thoughts on “How to make Puff Pastry in 10 Minutes

  1. Lizzie {Strayed Table}

    you have won me over with 10 minute puff pasty. I am so going to give this a go. I generally can’t make puff as I have very warm hands but I reckon if I can do it in ten min I should be right. Thanks.

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  2. Clare @ Checks and Spots

    I have to admit that I have always been a bit ‘intimidated’ by pastry and haven’t tried making it myself – but after seeing your recipe I’m going to have a crack at it!

    Also…just stumbled across your blog via Voices of 2015…it is truly beautiful.
    xx

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