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How to Make Puff Pastry

How to Make Puff Pastry
564
calories
Calories
35 min.
Preparation
1 hr 5 min.
Ready in
advanced
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 450 g puff pastry
2 cups All purpose flour
1 pinch salt
1 cup unsalted butter
8 tablespoons cold water
lemon juice
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Preparation steps

1
Sift together the flour and the salt into a mixing bowl.
2
Work the butter with a knife until it is soft. Rub 50 g| 2 oz butter into the flour and salt.
3
Add the water and lemon juice and mix to a farily soft elastic dough.
4
Knead lightly on a floured surface until smooth.
5
Roll out the dough into an oblong, 3 times as long as it is wide.
6
Dice the remaining butter and put 1/4 of it over the top 2/3 of dough. fold the bottom third up and the top third down and give it a half turn, so that the folds are now at the sides. Seal the edges by pressing with a rolling pin.
7
Repeat the rolling and folding process until all the butter is used.
8
Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.