21st Century: Puff Pastry

Preparation info
  • Makes enough for


    20 cm 8 inch pies. It works better to make the whole recipe and freeze the remainder if you only need half the pastry.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2016

  • About

It is remarkable to see how little puff pastry recipes have changed over the centuries. The recipe I give here is a standard rough puff pastry recipe that is really easy and will convince you to make your own instead of using ready-made puff pastry. The difference is that this is done and dusted in 10 minutes and the butter goes in all at once, while with standard puff pastry you need to fold the butter into the pastry, roll and fold and repeat a few times with resting in the fridge in betw