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Puff Pastry

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Total Time
1h 5m
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Makes 1
Makes 1

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.

5 ingredients5 steps


    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.


      • 225gAllinson's Plain White Flour 
      • 1pinchSalt 
      • 225gButter (unsalted) 
      • 8 tbspWater (cold) 
      • 1 tspJuice of one whole lemon 

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    2nd recipe that i've tried from this site, this may be my favourite recipe site! I'm only 10, and I got a bit nervous with all the folding and stuff, but I managed to do it!

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    This time I will get it right and make the perfect puff pastry!

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