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Old 02-18-2010, 03:41 AM   #1
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Puff Pastry Tips?

Hello everyone,

I really suck at making puff pastry. It never turns out flaky and ends up like, I dunno ... similar to a tart.

I use equal parts of flour and butter by weight, but for water and salt quantity, I can never get it right.

For my recipe.
I use 250g water and butter and it calls for 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Somehow this isn't working and I do not want to waste anymore flour and butter from constantly trying to experiment.

Thanks !

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Old 02-18-2010, 06:15 AM   #2
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Hello everyone,

I really suck at making puff pastry. It never turns out flaky and ends up like, I dunno ... similar to a tart.

I use equal parts of flour and butter by weight, but for water and salt quantity, I can never get it right.

For my recipe.
I use 250g water and butter and it calls for 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Somehow this isn't working and I do not want to waste anymore flour and butter from constantly trying to experiment.

Thanks !
Puff pastry is difficult to make. I purchase mine at the grocery store and it works just fine. Give it a try and see how you like it. It will be in the freezer case.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:34 AM   #3
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I have made puff pastry quite a few times, but no more. I let DuFour do it for me! They use real butter, and the pastry is great quality.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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I've had luck with this recipe...it's not a one day fix, takes at the very least overnight! Homemade Puff Pastry from Scratch Recipe
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Old 02-18-2010, 12:07 PM   #5
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Wow, you make your own puff pastry, wow.
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Wow, you make your own puff pastry, wow.
Only for special occasions. I make my own croissants, too. Usually only when the star of the meal is puff pastry or croissant...otherwise I buy it already made. I got spoiled when I worked in the bakery and DH is a retired baker, he just doesn't know how to bake for household use. I once got home and he had made 24 loaves of bread...I only have 6 loaf pans, there was bread everywhere! And he was pulling out what was left of his hair!
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[. I once got home and he had made 24 loaves of bread...I only have 6 loaf pans, there was bread everywhere! And he was pulling out what was left of his hair![/QUOTE] That was awesome!!I love cooking big too but that takes the cake.
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That was awesome!!I love cooking big too but that takes the cake.
He thought he had cut his recipe (144 loaves) down to a two loaf size. Since then I've handled all the homebaking chores.
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