Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Posted in response to a request for a recipe for homemade puff pastry sheets.
- Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl; add the lemon juice and the butter broken into pieces the size of a walnut.
- Add sufficient cold water to bind the ingredients together.
- Turn on to a floured board, and roll the pastry into a long strip.
- Fold it in three, and press the edges together.
- Half turn the pastry, rib it with the rolling pin to equalize the air in it, and again roll it into a strip.
- Fold in three and repeat this until the pastry has had four rolls, folds and half-turns.
- It is then ready for use.
This was my first time making puff pastry, and it was easy enough, but I'm not sure I did it right. The final product seemed okay, but it was a little hard to work with (pretty sticky) and didn't have very much flavor. I was kind of surprised since there was so much butter in it. There is a chance though, that I may have used too much flour since my scale is cheap and teans to work a little randomly.
I was happy to find a puff pastry recipe that looked simple, but I was disappointed with the final product. It was hard to work with, and didn't puff in the least. I ended up with light shortbread cookies instead of puff pastry sticks. Thanks for sharing, but I think I'll look for another recipe for future use.
That is great.