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Puff Pastry being hand folded by hands, next to a dish of butter and a bowl of flour and a rolling pin
15Total Time
45Prep Time
20Bake Time

Puff Pastry

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About the bake

Making puff pastry couldn't be easier, follow our guide and impress your friends.  Will they be able to tell the difference between shop bought and homemade?! Don't forget to freeze any leftovers to use again on a rainy day.

15Total Time
45Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Sift together the flour and the salt into a mixing bowl. Work the butter with a knife until it is soft. Rub 50g butter into the flour and salt.

  2. Step 2:

    Add the water and lemon juice and mix to a farily soft elastic dough. Knead lightly on a floured surface until smooth.

  3. Step 3:

    Roll out the dough into an oblong, 3 times as long as it is wide

  4. Step 4:

    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 turn it around, so that the folds are now at the sides. Seal the edges by pressing with a rolling pin.

  5. Step 5:

    Repeat the rolling and folding process until all the butter is used. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.


    • 225g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1pinch Salt
    • 225g Butter (unsalted)
    • 8 tbsp Water (cold)
    • 1 tsp Juice of one whole lemon

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