Chocolate Puff Pastry

Preparation info
  • Makes

    640 g

    • Difficulty


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By Lorraine Pascale

Published 2017

  • About

You will need to set aside a bit of time to make this, but homemade chocolate puff pastry really is something else and it is a great recipe to have in your patisserie arsenal. For successful results, it is key that the dough packet (known as a ‘détrempe’) and chocolate butter packet reach a similar consistency.


For the dough ‘packet’

  • 25 g butter
  • 250 g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 100


To make the détrempe (dough packet), melt the butter in a small pan or in the microwave and then set aside to cool. Put the flour into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the water and mix it together with a wooden spoon. Then add the vinegar (this will help to give a more tender puff pastry) and the melted butter along with the salt and stir to combine.

Knead the dough for