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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Puff Pastry

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PUFF PASTRY (New)

500 gm. Plain flour
50 gm. Butter
5 gm. salt
20 gm. sugar
20 gm. Milk powder
275 gm. Water

375 gm. Pastry Margarine + 50 gm. Plain flour (mix together)

Method:

(1) Mix plain flour with butter till it resembles breadcrumbs.
(2) Add in the dry ingredients, mix thoroughly.
(3) Pour in water and mix into a dough. Rest for 20 mins. in the fridge.
(4) Mix pastry margarine with plain flour and then roll out into a rectangular shape.
(5) Roll out the dough into a rectangle, place pastry margarine in the middle and wrap it up in an envelope style.
(6) Roll out the dough and do the 3-fold. Rest for 20 mins.
(7) Roll out the dough again and do the 4-fold. Rest for another 20 mins.
(8) Roll out the dough again and do the 3-fold. Rest for 30 mins.
(9) Roll out the dough and do any shapes you desired.

Note: Puff Pastry can be prepared in advance and then wrapped up properly. Freeze it and it can be kept for weeks. Thaw before rolling to prevent breakage of the dough.

Tips: During rolling, make sure the pastry margarine is well wrapped up with the dough and taking care not to let pastry ooze out from the dough.

31 comments:

wombat said...

aunty,

u reminded me of those days in sch when i make puff pastry!

manually making it can kill me hahaa

i miss dough sheeter! can just do it so easily!

regards

Janina said...

Hi Yochana,
I've tried making puff pastry before but always failed....
do you mind sharing the recipe??
my email address is jmpmok@gmail.com

Thanks,
Nina

Anonymous said...

Hi yochana,
I am interested in how to make the puff pastry, can u post the recipes for those puffs u hv made??
Eh... just one question, r u in the bakery business cos i see u bake almost everyday and not just one baked u made...really impressed!
I hv tried afew of ur recipes and turned out really gd!^^
I hv seen some of ur work but some u din post the recipe so i can't try.. (SAD)

Thanks alot!
Fynn

yochana said...

Hi fynn,

I'm just a homebaker. No confectionery.

It's just my passion and sometimes I go overboard baking..

rgds

Anonymous said...

do you roll the dough manually or using dough sheeter aunty?
rgds-YooLee

yochana said...

Yoo Lee

I do it manually with my good old Rolling Pin.

rgds.

Anonymous said...

aunty, thanks for telling me that. i will try it out and let you know. ok?
thanks alot aunty..
will try to send you the pictures when ive succeeded.
Haha..
Take care and God bless

-li-

Bella cook said...

Hi aunty,
Thanks for posting the recipe... I'll try making it on the easter holidays....

I tried making a marble cake using similar methods that you teached... looks fantastic... thanks a lot...

Cheers,
Nina

crazyju said...

Hi Yochana

I am a follower of your page. Every morning without fail I will have to come in to look at your lovely bakes. Tks for posting the puff pastry recipe. I will definitely try it out. I have tried out your zebra cake and it was so beautiful everyone praises it. Tks again for your kind gesture to post recipes and help us new bakers. I would love to have your mango mousse cake recipe . My email is lowjulie2@gmail.com.

Anonymous said...

HI yochana,
WOW! u only a homemaker? So Impressed with baking!
Thanks for ur recipe, i will try out maybe next weekend and may i kwn what is puff margarine? Where to get it? In bakery shop or supermarkets? Can i use this dough to make curry puff and those tuna and hot dog rolls?

Thanks alot!!
Fynn

yochana said...

Hi Fynn,

Pastry margarine is a margarine that’s been specially blended to produce a tough plastic-like margarine with a high melting point. You can actually use cold butter but it's more difficult to do as it melts easily and during rolling it oozes out unless your room is very cold (good for cold country tho). You can use this puff pastry to make anything you want.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Dear Aunty,

I was wondering if you know where I could get a dough sheeter?

Many thanks,
Cassandra

yochana said...

Hi Cassandra,

I bought my dough sheeter from Johor bahru - Buffalo Brand. It's through a friend.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi Cassandra,

I bought my dough sheeter from Johor bahru - Buffalo Brand. It's through a friend.

rgds

yochana said...

Hi Cassandra,

I bought my dough sheeter from Johor bahru - Buffalo Brand. It's through a friend.

rgds

Delphine said...

Aunty,
Good morning, wow! all lovely bakes & happy to see it every morning, thanks for posting so many new recipes. Love to see & read all your bakes & creations. Good work & please keep it up. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Dear Yochana,

Just curious - what is a "dough sheeter" ? What does it look like ? What does it do / how does it work. Would appreciate if you could post a picture.

Thankks and regards,
Joyce

yochana said...

Hi Jocye,

A dough sheeter is a machine whereby it can press, roll, sheet, fill, fold, shape, and cut your product. They are more for commercial use.

rgds

Andrea said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

I notice that this puff pastry is different from the one you use for chicken pie in your July 2006 posting. Which one do you prefer? I have been using the puff pastry from Alex Goh's Irresistible Pastry.

yochana said...

Hi Andrea,

They are all almost the same.

rgds

Anonymous said...

hi aunty, can you post recipe using puff pastry for making apple strudel like the famous corica apple strudel in perth? i miss the taste and it has been almost 9 years now since i left perth... thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana

I think is really great sharing out all the fabulous recipes. Anyway, wonder if you could help me, tried doing my own puff pastry this evening and it turned out to be not too well once I started rolling the butter in - it burst. To rectify, I dusted some flour on the leaks and continue rolling. Did some rounds of rolling and fridging. I do hope that the pastry won't fail.

regards
anna

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anna,

Using butter instead of pastry margarine needs a lot of skill. You have to chill the pastry all the time to prevent the butter from oozing out from the side. Butter is good for cold countries but not in our hot country.

I suggest that since you a new, use pastry margarine to practice first.

rgds

Anonymous said...

can i use puff pastry recipe to make chocolate eclairs and cream puffs??thanks

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi anonymous.

The answer is "NO".

Puff pastry has pastry margerine and they are in layers and they are crips while cream puff is a choux pastry - soft type with eggs.
They are both entirely different.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Can i replace those eggs in cream puffs / eclairs with condensed milk or something? thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi Antie,

May I know the pastry margarine is @room temp? and how to mix it with flour? The pastry margarine is very hard hor....Thanks in advance

See Peng

blossom_out said...

hi aunty,

can i ue this pastry for apple strudel? are the filling the same as the one for apple pie?

where can i get pastry margarine?


Thank you,
hana

Anonymous said...

Hello aunty,
Where can i buy the pastry margarine? Will my puff pastry fail without adding it?

Mallory said...

Hi Aunty Yochana.

Can i don't use Milk Powder? Because it come with 1 tin of powder. And i only need to use abit.

Can i use 20g Milk and 250g Water instead of 275g ?

For the Pastry Margarine, can i use melted butter instead?

Please advise me =D Thanks in advance~

Maz said...

Hi Aunty,

Can i use yr puff pastry recipe to make croissant. I have long to try making croissant.