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puff pastry

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Rainn Thomas
Akron, OH

Love this recipe. I use it for pie crusts, pastries and much more. You can stuff it with just about anything and make it delicious. Gotta love versatility.

★★★★★ 1
serves 2
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For puff pastry

  • 4 c
    flour, all-purpose
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 lb
    butter, cold and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 1/4 c
    ice water

How To Make puff pastry

  • 1
    In a large mixing bowl stir together flour and salt.
  • 2
    Add the butter slices to the flour mixture; toss till butter slices are coated with the flour mixture and are separated.
  • 3
    Pour ice water over the flour mixture. Using a spoon, quickly mix (butter will remain in large pieces and flour will not be completely moistened).
  • 4
    Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough 10 times by pressing and pushing dough together to form a rough-looking ball. Shape dough into a rectangle (dough still will have some dry-looking areas). Make the corners as square as possible. Slightly flatten dough.
  • 5
    Working on a well-floured surface, roll the dough into an 18x15-inch rectangle. Wrap dough with plastic wrap. Chill for 20 minutes.
  • 6
    To use dough, cut in half and roll out again then use as needed.