Puff Pastry Possibilities !! (Filo too)

Hosted by Sher Bird
Group active since Sun, Oct 16, 2011

Puff Pastry is so versatile- there are myriads of recipes for it, from appetizers to main dishes to desserts! It is easy to use, yet anything made with it seems elegant and gourmet, with little effort.

*NOTE: Many are confused about FILO dough(or Phyllo) vs. Puff Pastry. Puff pastry is in THICK sheets, you normally use ONE at a time, and it bakes up buttery, thick and puffy, like Croissants. Filo is THIN--normally you use MANY sheets of Filo, brushing each with melted butter as you stack them. Filo bakes up "crackly" (like Baklava). In most recipes they are NOT interchangeable, but in a few they could be. Both are found in the grocery freezer section in oblong boxes, well marked as to what they are.

Please SHARE your recipes, tips, hints for using this wonderful ingredient. Especially in time for the holidays, I am sure there are so many ways to use it! (*Note, you can post FILO recipes here too!-- Why not???)

Iris Clark
Feb 17, 2012

Starbucks pastries

I love Starbucks! I also love their pastries. They have an awesome pastry that is sort of "plain" but it has the most marvelous flavor and is incredibly soft. This is th recipe I'm looking for. The softness is the most additive thing about it. It is close to a croissant but it has no fruit or cream cheese. It also does not have flaky layers. It's like a Hawaiian roll but is softer and of a finer and lighter texture. It also has a light dusting of powdered sugar on top. My daughter seems to think its a Malorca (or Majorca) pastry. Thanx in advance, everybody!

Gail Welch
Oct 28, 2011


I don't have any to share just yet but I love puff pastry and phyllo baking. I am glad I found this group.

Jane Whittaker
Oct 24, 2011

Since we are also doing phyllo

Greek Chicken in a Phyllo Wrap with Tzatziki Sauce.
This was pretty good. Make sure the chicken is fairly small pieces to have it cook enough.

Oct 23, 2011

I posted a homemade puff pastry dough recipe.....

Hi all!
I posted a recipe for homemade puff pastry last night, if anyone is interested in trying to make it. It isn't the TRUE puff pastry recipe, as that one is pretty extensive, but it is a decent recipe nontheless. It's a quick method recipe that's used by many chefs when time is limited, and it's called "Blitz" - Quick Method Puff Pastry. I can post the recipe for the true puff pastry if anyone wants to try it though.

"Blitz" - (Quick Method) Homemade Puff Pastry

Sher Bird
Oct 23, 2011

Filo Dough (phyllo) Versus Puff Pastry!

For those unfamiliar-- Filo (phyllo) is similar to, but very different from Puff Pastry! Filo is THIN. To use, one stacks many sheets of Filo, and brushes butter liberally on each sheet. It bakes up crackly and thin, like in Baklava.
Puff Pastry has THICK sheets. It comes two sheets per package, and you normally use only ONE per recipe. It bakes up thick, puffy and buttery, like a Croissant roll.
You can sometimes interchange the two, but usually not.
You buy them in the grocery store in the freezer section in oblong boxes.. both marked well as to what they are.
GO AHEAD and put any FILO recipes you have in this section too! Why not???

Karen Farmer
Oct 23, 2011

Ok... I need help...LOL

I get the general idea of puff pastry, but how do I buy it. Does it say puff pastry? Or, are you talking about frozen filo dough?

I made the Palmiers from the Nutella group tonight. It called for puff pastry but I didn't see anything at the grocery store....I used Crescent Rolls (I had a coupon) and they turned out delicious.

Kathy Pashalinos
Oct 22, 2011

Puff Pastry

Yes, I also love to work with puff pastry, usually use to substitute for phyllo dough.I'll have to look up some of the recipes, so they can be properly posted. Sher, I'm with you. Will look forward to all of the wonderful and creative recipes that all of us are willing to share.:)

rosa rivera
Oct 18, 2011

different ideas with puff pastries

i also love puff pastries , it is good for people that come over unexpectely ,so u grab a puff pastry and whip up something easy to make without so much hassel.