Baked Puff Pastry Layer

Preparation info
  • Makes


    10 × 15 inch 25 × 38 cm baked puff pastry layer
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Modern Baker

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2008

  • About

Several of the recipes in this chapter call for a baked puff pastry layer to be cut and stacked with a sweet or savory filling. These are the general instructions for rolling and baking that layer.


  • ¼ batch of Instant Puff Pastry, or about 12 ounces (350 grams) of prepared all-butter puff pastr


  1. Lightly flour the work surface and place the dough on it. Flour the dough and use a rolling pin to press the dough in even strokes, close together and in the same direction (not back and forth). Turn the piece of dough 90 degrees and repeat.
  2. While you are rolling out the dough, move it often and make sure there is always a light coating of flour on the work sur