Pasta Sfogliata

Italian Puff Pastry

Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

Sfogliata means “leaved” and refers to the alternating layers, or leaves, of dough and butter formed by repeatedly rolling and folding the package of dough and butter. Puff pastry is capable of rising to delicate, flaky heights as a result of the steam that forms between the layers in the dough during baking.

If you have never attempted this process before, choose a cool day to make the dough, turn off the telephone, and reread the instructions several times. Once you have th