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Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

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There are any number of wonderful puff pastries that only require rolling the dough in sugar before shaping it. Though these are simple, absolutely nothing can equal the flavour of fresh-from-the-oven, all-butter puff pastry that has had sugar caramelised on it. When you begin rolling the dough, the amount of sugar if has to absorb might seem excessive. Every time you roll over the dough, redistribute half the sugar underneath it and half on top of it and roll with a firm but gentle pressur