Rough Puff  Pastry Recipe

"Flaky pastry, easy puff pastry, or rough puff – whatever you want to call it, this buttery, flaky, but not quite authentic puff pastry is the perfect homemade substitution for all your pastry delights."

Renee Nicole's Kitchen

INGREDIENTS

5 ounces all-purpose flour, 1 cup 1/4 tsp salt, finely ground 5 ounces cold unsalted butter, 10 TSBP 1/3 cup water, ice cold

Rough Puff Pastry

Yield

8 SERVINGS

prep time

15 MINUTES

total time

1 HOURS  15 MINUTES

CHIL TIME

AT LEAST  1 HOUR

1. Measure flour and salt into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse twice to combine.

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2. Cut the butter into cubes and place into the food processor. Pulse 25 - 30 times, or until butter is in small chunks and resembles wet sand.

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3. While pulsing an additional 8 - 10 times slowly pour in the water. The dough should still be crumbly, but should start to come together.

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4. Dump the dough out onto a clean work surface and press together until it becomes a dough ball.

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5. Lightly flour the work surface, then shape the dough into a long rectangle. Roll it out into a longer rectangle until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Fold the top 1/3 down towards the middle, then fold the bottom 1/3 up towards the middle to create an envelope type shape. Turn it 90 degrees so that the openings are at the top and bottom. This completes 1 roll out.

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6. Check your work surface and add more flour if necessary. Roll the dough into a long rectangle again, until it's about 1/2 inch thick. Fold the top 1/3 down towards the middle, then fold the bottom 1/3 up towards the middle to create an envelope type shape. Turn it 90 degrees so that the openings are at the top and bottom. This completes 2 roll outs.

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7. Repeat until you have completed 6 total roll outs. *See notes about chilling dough as necessary throughout the process.*

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8. Cover the dough with a damp towel and refrigerate for at least one hour prior to using.  Use in any dish that calls for puff pastry.

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