Homemade Puff Pastry

  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • one hour and 30 minutes
  • 4 servings

Sure, you can buy puff pastry, because just about everybody does it, and it’s not such a bad thing. But there is also something satisfying about making your own pastry. With healthy fats like butter instead of margarine, health is another reason to make this pastry.

Ingredients Needed for Homemade Puff Pastry

2 ½ cups of flour
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
¼ cup water
8 ounces of butter

How to Cook Homemade Puff Pastry

  1. Add 2 cups of flour in a large bowl. Add the egg yolk, vinegar, vegetable oil, and water.
  2. Use your hands and mix until all the ingredients combine. Shape the mixture in a round dough.
  3. Add the remaining flour and butter in a small bowl. Use your hands and mix until smooth. Leave it aside.
  4. Dust your working space with flour and level the dough with a rolling pin.
  5. Evenly spread 3-4 teaspoons of butter over the dough.
  6. Next, grab the side furthest to you and fold it halfway.
  7. Grab the side closest to you and pull it over the other one. Evenly spread 1 more teaspoon of butter and fold the dough sideways.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.
  9. Use the ingredients and repeat the steps starting with leveling the dough. In the end, refrigerate the dough for 20 more minutes.
  10. Repeat the steps one more time and refrigerate the dough for 20 minutes.

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