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Puff Pastry

Cowbridge Kitchen

It is true that puff pastry is probably just easier to buy than make. But there is something very satisfying about making your own puff pastry.

This puff pastry is actually a Rough puff Pastry and it is great for making Pies and Sausage Rolls.

I have used this pastry for my Minced Beef & Onion Pie and it turned out perfectly.

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It takes about 2hrs 35 minutes to make this
2hr 35 mins Prep time
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Nutritional Facts
This is based on a 28g
of pastry

Calories: 158
Protein: 2.1g
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrates: 13g
Fiber: 0.4g
Sugar: 0.2g
Nutritional information Nutrition
This recipe will serve 4 people Table for Two Servings
Tricky : This recipe is a bit tricky
Anybody can have a go at this recipe, but some experience with cooking is needed
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    Rough Puff Pastry Recipe

    Puff pastry, also known as pâte feuilletée, it is made from folding layers of pastry dough with layers of butter.

    Making Puff Pastry takes ages, it is a true labour of love.

    Today it is probably easier and cheaper to just buy ready made puff pastry.

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    500 g plain flour
    250 ml of cold milk
    150 g of butter (diced)
    100 g of butter for rolling
    1/2 tsp salt

    Cooking Instructions

    1. Put the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the salt. To start this puff pastry we are going to treat it like ordinary short crust and make a rough breadcrumb mix.
    2. Dice the butter and add it to the flour and salt. Work the butter with your fingers , be sure not to over work this all you need is a very rough breadcrumb mix, so leave medium size pieces of butter through out the mix.
    3. The secret to this pastry is to keep it cold at all times so I am using full fat milk out of the fridge, pour the milk into the flour then combine with a fork.
    4. Once you have a rough dough get your hands in and work it into a pastry. You can then tip it out onto a floured surface and work it for a few minutes.
    5. Wrap the pastry up in cling film and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
    6. Put the remaining butter between a folded piece of silicone or grease proof paper then slowly roll it into a flat rectangle. Refrigerate the sheet for about 20 minutes.
    7. Once the pastry and the butter are cold it is time to start rolling and folding the dough.
    8. Roll out the dough into a rectangle that is twice as long as it is wide then after removing half of the silicon paper from the slab of butter turn the butter out onto one half of the rolled pastry.
    9. Using your hand rub the butter trough the paper so that is sticks to the pastry, you will need to rub it quite hard, then peel off the backing paper.
    10. Fold the pastry over the butter then fold again, this is roll #1.
    11. Refrigerate again for 10 minutes.
    12. You need to repeat this process a minimum of 6 times up to 15 - 20 times. The more time you invest at this stage the better result you will get.
    13. Keep rolling the pastry into a rectangle twice as long as it is wide, fold the ends into the centre then fold in half , wrap it up and refrigerate.
    14. By the end of this process you will be left with a fat block of light buttery pastry that you can cut in half , wrap in clingfilm and freeze for a few months if you like.
    15. When you cut it in half you should be able to see all of the light layers you have created.
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    Other ideas:
    ''You can wrap this pastry in clingfilm and freeze it for another day...''