How to make Puff Pastry -

Measure all the ingredients correctly and follow the recipe step by step and your puff pastry will come out just right.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Cold water (ठंडा पानी)

Cuisine : British

Course : Snacks and Starters

advertisement

Puff Pastry

Puff Pastry Recipe Card

Print

British cuisine has always been a multicultural - a pot pourri of eclectic styles.  However Britain's culinary expertise is not new! In the past British cooking was amongst the best in the world.  Traditional British cuisine is substantial, yet simple and wholesome. 
British cuisine today has a variety that wipes off the image of grey boiled meat.   In London especially, one can not only experiment with the best of British, but the best of the world as there are many distinct ethnic cuisines to sample, Chinese, Indian, Italian and Greek restaurants are amongst the most popular.

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Puff Pastry Recipe

  • Refined flour (maida) 4 ¼ cups (500 grams) + for dusting

  • Cold water 250 millilitres

  • Salt 2 teaspoons

  • Butter softened 5-6 tablespoons

  • Margarine 2 cups

Method

Step 1

Preheat oven at 210ºC.

Step 2

Take the flour on the worktop and make well in the centre. Pour in 250 ml chilled water, salt and softened butter and work together with your fingertips.

Step 3

When all ingredients are well mixed, work the dough with the palm of your hand until it is completely homogenous, but not too firm. Wrap in the cling film and chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours.

Step 4

Dust the worktopwith some flour and roll the dough in four different places. Roll the dough in to thin sheet.

Step 5

5. Spread ¼ cup margarine evenly on the rolled sheet and fold to make a book fold. And chilled in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Step 6

Dust the worktopwith some flour and progressively roll the dough gently away from you in to a rectangle spread another ¼ cup of margarine and fold over the ends and make 3 layers.

Step 7

Wrap the dough in a cling film and place it in the fridge for 15 minutes to rest and firm up. Make 4 more turns bringing total to 6. This pastry is now ready to use.

Step 8

Once you have cut the puff pastry in to your desired shape, you must let it rest in a cool place for at least 30 minutes before baking.

Step 9

Bake the puff pastry in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes. Use as required.

advertisement
website of the year 2013
website of the year 2014
website of the year 2016
MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.