Puff Pastry Butterflies

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Great Italian Desserts

By Nick Malgieri

Published 1990

  • About

These are one of the many puff pastries based on the principle of encrusting the dough with sugar so that it caramelizes while it bakes. The farfalle are easy and fun to make. They are an excellent example of puff pastry’s power to expand.



Strew half the sugar on a work surface and place the pasta sfogliata on it. Strew the dough with the remaining sugar and press the sugar in with the heel of your hand. Roll out the dough, constantly sprinkling it with the sugar, on the work surface until it is a 12-inch square. Trim the edges of