Puff pastry is a light, flaky, unleavened pastry containing several layers of fat. It is used for preparing sweet and salty recipes.
The production of puff pastry is time consuming, it takes around 3 hours to prepare it, but it is totally worth it. Not to mention that puff pastry is not easy to find here in Shanghai.
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup butter
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup water
On a surface place flour and salt. Slowly pour in water.
Mix till you get a smooth dough. Put in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours.
In the meantime, take the butter and roll it out with some flour into a rectangular shape. Put in the refrigerator for about 30 min.
Take the dough out of the fridge, roll it out in a rectangular shape. On top of the dough place the butter. Fold one side. Then the other. Refrigerate for 20 mins.
Roll the dough out into a rectangular shape.
Fold it into 4 as shown in picture below. Refrigerate for other 20 min then repeat.
Keep the final dough in the refrigerator for 24 h before using it.