How to make easy puff pastry dough

( Recipe from Thierry Marx)


ingredients :

  • 400 gr of butter
  • 400 gr of flour
  • 8 grams of salt
  • water
  • prepare the puff pastry

1.To start the puff pastry you need to measure 100 gr of butter and leave it to room temperature until the butter is getting soft.

  1. In a kitchen aid mix the butter with 400 grams of flour as well as the 8 grams. the mix should look like a ” sand ” texture. This is the moment you are adding water. I have not added the amount of water on purpose. you will carefully add water progressively until you obtain a dough.
  2. Make a ” flat ball with a cross mark on top. Protect the dough and place it in a fridge for 30 minutes.
  1. Take the remaining 300 grams of butter and protect it with a baking paper. Now you will have to flatten the butter with a rolling pin and shape it into a square. ( in my first attempts i was a bit clumsy, so I cut edges to to make it squared) I was  Place it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

5.After 30 minutes take out the dough and the butter. Roll the dough into a square shape and place the butter in the middle. wrap the butter with the dough. ( like an envelop)

  1. Knock the dough  with a rolling pin to spread the butter evenly in the dough 8 you still need to keep the dough in a square shape.
  • Roll the dough into a rectangular shape, turn the dough clockwise from a quarter and fold one third of the dough to the center, then the other third. Roll the dough a second time into a rectangular shape and fold it again with a third of the dough to the center and then the other third. Protect the dough and place it into the fridge.






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