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How to make quick puff pastry

How to make quick puff pastry
How to make quick puff pastry

How to make quick puff pastry

I have devoted several blog posts to basic doughs, especially shortcrust and puff pastry.

While shortcrust pastry is so easy to make that no one is really scared to give it a try, puff pastry, with its lengthy method, can be a bit of a “showstopper” even for many baking enthusiasts.

Indeed, it is made of 2 different doughs: the détrempe and the butter block, which are later combined into just one dough during the lamination process.

 

Rapid puff pastry – also called blitz puff pastry – as I explain in this article, is made of a single dough, which considerably reduces kneading time (refrigeration times do not vary though).

Obviously rapid puff pastry is different compared to the classic one.

Pros:
  • quick preparation
  • lower amount of butter than the classic one
Cons:
  • less rise than classic puff pastry
  • rather uneven puff

 

This is the recipe for quick puff pastry.

Recipe

Amounts for 1 kg of finished dough

Combine the flour, water, salt and the soft butter and mix for approx. 1 minute in a bowl fitted with the paddle.

Add the cold cubed butter and mix for another minute: continue mixing until the dough just begins to come together. Large pieces of butter should remain.

Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and place it on a slightly floured worktop (ideally made of marble, granite, quartzite, etc…).

Dust with flour and roll out the dough with a rolling pin.

Make the first 3-fold.

Rotate the dough and roll it out again, then make a 4-fold.

Refrigerate the dough for about 1 hour and then repeat the two folds.

 

Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 or 2 hours before using it.

 

Have a nice dessert!

 

 

 

 

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