Puff Pastry

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1½ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

Most people are terrified by the thought of making puff pastry because they have never seen it made. True, it takes a little practice to roll out the dough and get the butter to behave, but once you have mastered the systematic rolling and folding, it is a satisfying exercise that will make you an expert with a rolling pin.

Classic puff pastry is made by enclosing butter in a square or rectangle of plain dough made with water and flour, and here, oil. The packet is rolled out into a