Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Homemade Puff Pastry


The easy puff pastry recipe.
Adapted from: Kalai's Recipe

INGREDIENTS:
For dough:
Maida - 1 cup
Cooking butter - 1 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Ice cold water - 6-8 tbsp

For layers :
Cooking butter for layers - 8 tbsp
Maida - 1/2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp

METHOD:
1. Mix maida, butter, salt and sugar well. Add the water little by little and knead it to soft dough. Place it in a slightly floured tray covered with with cling film or cloth and refrigerate for 30 mins.
2. Take out the dough and roll it on a slightly floured workspace to a rectangle shape of 0.5 cm thick.
3. Grease 3/4 of the sheet with 6 tbsp of butter and sprinkle 1/2 tbsp of maida over it. Fold it as shown in the picture below. Place it on a slightly floured tray covered and again refrigerate for 30 mins.


4. Take out the dough and grease the remaining 2 tbsp butter all over and sprinkle 1/2 tsp maida over it. Fold it as shown in the picture below.  Place it on a slightly floured tray covered and again refrigerate for 30 mins.


5. Puff pastry dough is ready. You can use it for any recipe claiming for puff pastry sheets. To use, just roll the chilled dough to a 3 mm thin sheet and use it as per the recipe.

Cool layers!!! 
Note :
1. For this recipe, my 1 cup = 240ml
2. If the butter melts in between the process, refrigerate for 30 minutes and then continue.
3. For later use, wrap the dough in a cling wrap and store it in freezer for about 10 days. Before use, thaw naturally and refrigerate for 30 mins.