Puff pastry is a new task that I wanted to master before the Holidays. Luckily for me, I can master new tasks in a short time, which is basically all I have! Eek! Making puff pastry is NOT difficult nor hard; it just requires patience and time. If you have those, then you are golden, and will do just fine! Take a deep breath, and relax....this is fun! If you have a food processor, this will be super simple for you, and you will not need much time; unfortunately I do not have a food processor (all the ones I have ever bought break within months! SUCKS! so I gave up! ha) and used my hands and a fork, but you can definitely use a pastry blender. Okay, let's get this party started!! I have something super exciting planned for this bad boy! =]]
You Will Need:
2 Cups Organic All-Purpose Flour
2 1/2 Sticks Organic Butter, Cold
1/2 Cup Cold Water
1 tsp Real Salt
Take your 2 fun sticks of butter and cut into pieces, not too big and not too small- place in fridge while we continue onward
Dissolve salt into the water
Stir until dissolved
Measure our your flour and stiff it into a big bowl or the bowl of your food processor
Dice the remaining butter, same size as other
Add to flour
Mix until coarse crumbs, can take about 2-5 minutes with your hands, with a food processor pulse 5 to 6 times, be sure to check it do not over do it
Add remaining butter from the fridge
Continue to work the butter into the flour, or pulse another 4 times- again do not over do it in the food processor
Add salt water mixture and continue to work until dough forms (same with food processor, pulse until dough forms then stop!)
Do you see that butter!! OMGG!!
Flour surface and turn dough onto it, roll dough- does not matter how big or small just roll enough out
Fold in threes, then in half...
Wrap tight in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 10 minutes... (Continue to the above step and this step 4 more times!)
After the fourth rolling and resting, roll out super thin, as thin as you can...
Cut in half, and tightly plastic wrap them... place in zip lock and label.. you are done until you need one for another recipe! (Which I have something super exciting planned for these bad boys!)
Can we just stop and look at those beautiful layers! OMGG!!
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Also, comment below what else you would like to see us make!!
Adapted from Food Network: