To make puff pastry

Preparation info

  • Makes enough for a

    24 cm

    pastry case
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Old Food

Old Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 1998

  • About

Puff pastry is magic, and like most magic, there are a few rules to remember to make it look like sleight of hand. (Use the thumbprint method described - it really works.)


  • 225 g (8 oz) butter
  • 225 g (8


Melt 50 g ( oz) of butter and allow to cool. Leave remaining butter out to soften. Sift flour and salt together in a large bowl, and make a hole in the centre. Add water, lemon juice and cooled, me