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Old 12-07-2016, 11:10 PM   #1
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Puff pastry only cooks around edges



For some reason whenever I put puff pastry on top of my pie it only cooks and puffs around the edges - the centre remains virtually uncooked.

I usually cook it on around 180c (fan forced). The filling goes in cold.

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Old 12-07-2016, 11:27 PM   #2
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Puff pastry only cooks around edges

The cold filling is the reason the center of the pastry does not cook. Because the pastry is pressing against a cold surface it takes longer to get up to temperature. Also your baking temperature may be too low. Most puff pastry recipes call for a temperature in the 400s Fahrenheit.
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Old 12-08-2016, 04:21 AM   #3
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The cold filling is the reason the center of the pastry does not cook. Because the pastry is pressing against a cold surface it takes longer to get up to temperature. Also your baking temperature may be too low. Most puff pastry recipes call for a temperature in the 400s Fahrenheit.
In one of the restaurants where I worked, we would cook the filling for 10-15 minutes in the microwave before putting the puff pastry on. We would do an egg wash and top the hot filling and then cook it at 375-400 for about another 10-15 minutes. Cook your filling first until it is almost done, and then top it with the pastry.
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