Puff pastry is a light, flaky, unleavened pastry containing several layers of fat. It is used for preparing sweet and salty recipes. I personally like it a lot. It can conveniently be bought at any grocery store, however the homemade one has a totally different flavor. So, even if it is a real time consuming recipe, it is totally worth making it!
* 1 1/2 cups flour
* 1 cup butter
* 1 pinch of salt
* 1/2 cup water
Step 1: Step 1: first the dough
On a surface place flour and salt. Slowly pour in water
Mix till you get a smooth dough. Put in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours
Step 2: Step 2: now the butter
In the meantime, take the butter and roll it out with some flour into a rectangular shape. Put in the refrigerator for about 30 min
Step 3: Step 3: Take the butter and the dough and fold it up!
Take the dough out of the fridge, roll it out in a rectangular shape. On top of the dough place the butter. Fold one side. Then the other. Refrigerate for 20 mins
Step 4: Step 4: fold it again
Roll the dough out into a rectangular shape
Fold it into 4 as shown in picture below. Refrigerate for other 20 min then repeat. (till you have a total of 3 times)
Fold it into 4 as shown in picture below. Refrigerate for other 20 min then repeat.
For recipes on how to use the puff pastry, check my cooking blog: www.expatcucina.com
Here is a pic of my French Croissants