How To Make Puff Pastry Dough Step By Step | Nigerian Recipes

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How to make puff pastry dough step by step. 

 

In this article, I am sharing the step by step guide to make puff pastry dough at home. Give it a try at home, though it's quite hectic but ultimately you will be having perfect puff pastry dough in the end. I bet you will stop spending money on buying puff pastry dough from any bakery. So, this is time for puff pastry dough lovers!

 

One thing is to let you know before moving towards the ingredients, how can you utilize a puff pastry dough. It's a perfect snack for brunch and breakfast. You can enjoy it with apple pie, chocolate or apple tarte Tatin. Sounds delicious! Isn't it? 

 

A puff pastry dough can be utilized in so many ways so why don't you try making it at home? I am here to help you and giving you complete guidance , how to prepare it. It's tremendously easy but need your effort! 

 

You have to get all the following ingredients before start making puff pastry dough.

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Yields1 Serving
 2 cups All-purpose flour
 10 oz High quality unsalted cold butter
 Ice cold water as required
1

Stir all-purpose flour and salt. Add the mixture in a bowl.

2

Turn out dry ingredients onto your working surface in a pile.
Create a trough by using your fingers tips.

3

Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water only as mix it with flour in such a way that will create a kind of mound again.

4

Again make a trough. Add 2 tablespoons of water and repeat the process.

5

Keep doing the same until the flour becomes a smooth mixture.

6

Shape the dough and wrap a plastic sheet around it. Place it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

7

Cut the butter into cubes and add 2 tablespoons of flour.

8

Take a rolling pin and start pounding the butter with it to make it soft.

9

Gather the pounded butter again with the help of a scrapper.

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10

Take 2 tablespoons of flour again and sprinkle it on the butter.
Repeat the act of sprinkling, pounding and gathering for at least 4-5 times. You need to keep doing the same until the butter does not turn into pieces when you press it.

11

Make a square of the butter, cover with a plastic sheet and refrigerate for at least 7-8 minutes (maximum 10 minutes).

12

Take out the dough from the refrigerator and make squares of almost 7 inches.

13

Next wrap the butter in the dough. Place one square-shaped piece of butter in the middle of the dough.

14

Start folding the dough from corners. Bring all the corners in the center and press with loose fingers to seal.

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15

Sprinkle the working surface with flour and flip the butter package. Start rolling it out with the help of rolling pin in such a way, that butter should be 10 inches long and 5 inches wide.

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16

Fold the top third of the dough with the bottom and bottom third to the top. It would seem to be like a letter.

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17

Sprinkle flour and roll the dough again. Roll it in a rectangle shape, 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. Repeat folding.

18

Wrap the plastic sheet all over the dough. Now put it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

19

Right after 30 minutes, bring the dough out of the freezer. Now you have to repeat rolling and folding twice.

20

Put the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour after wrapping in a plastic sheet.

21

This is the time for the final two turns. Just to inform you, we have to repeat the same rolling and folding six times. After the last 2 turns, you should give more gaps. You can leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight or minimum for 2 hours.

22

You can cut the dough into pieces or whatever shape you like. If you feel that your dough is still moist and soft you can put it in the fridge.

23

You have to preheat the oven at 420°F before baking. Transfer the pieces of dough on the baking sheets. Place in the oven for at least 10 minutes.

24

You can increase the time to make your puff pastry dough more crispy and brownish. For this, you must decrease the temperature of the oven to 370°F.

25

Take the crispy baked puff pastry out of the oven. Now, these are absolutely ready to be enjoyed with chocolate, apple tart or whatever you want.

26

You can store the puff pastry dough for a maximum of a week in an airtight jar.

Tips and tricks

 

  • You need to cut the dough into pieces very carefully. 
  • If your dough is still soft and moist even after overnight, refrigerate it for 30 minutes before cutting. 
  • You can use a knife or fork to give your dough a proper shape. 
  • Use the rolling pin very slightly. Don't use a lot of force to roll the dough. 
  • Don't store the puff pastry dough for more than 7 days. Try to finish it as soon as possible. 

 

Nutritional value

A large-sized dough contains 845 calories,9.3g protein, 163g cholesterol, 633g sodium, 

4g iron and vitamins. 

Conclusion

So, it was the recipe of crispy puff pastry dough by using flour, butter, water and a pinch of salt. By using these few ingredients you can make the perfect dough at home. All you need to do is some effort. I know it consumes a lot of time but trusts me healthy food is far better than anything else. So try this puff pastry dough and enjoy! 

Ingredients

 2 cups All-purpose flour
 10 oz High quality unsalted cold butter
 Ice cold water as required

Directions

1

Stir all-purpose flour and salt. Add the mixture in a bowl.

2

Turn out dry ingredients onto your working surface in a pile.
Create a trough by using your fingers tips.

3

Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water only as mix it with flour in such a way that will create a kind of mound again.

4

Again make a trough. Add 2 tablespoons of water and repeat the process.

5

Keep doing the same until the flour becomes a smooth mixture.

6

Shape the dough and wrap a plastic sheet around it. Place it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

7

Cut the butter into cubes and add 2 tablespoons of flour.

8

Take a rolling pin and start pounding the butter with it to make it soft.

9

Gather the pounded butter again with the help of a scrapper.

Nigerian Puff Puff

10

Take 2 tablespoons of flour again and sprinkle it on the butter.
Repeat the act of sprinkling, pounding and gathering for at least 4-5 times. You need to keep doing the same until the butter does not turn into pieces when you press it.

11

Make a square of the butter, cover with a plastic sheet and refrigerate for at least 7-8 minutes (maximum 10 minutes).

12

Take out the dough from the refrigerator and make squares of almost 7 inches.

13

Next wrap the butter in the dough. Place one square-shaped piece of butter in the middle of the dough.

14

Start folding the dough from corners. Bring all the corners in the center and press with loose fingers to seal.

Nigerian Puff Puff

15

Sprinkle the working surface with flour and flip the butter package. Start rolling it out with the help of rolling pin in such a way, that butter should be 10 inches long and 5 inches wide.

Nigerian Puff Puff

16

Fold the top third of the dough with the bottom and bottom third to the top. It would seem to be like a letter.

Nigerian Puff Puff

17

Sprinkle flour and roll the dough again. Roll it in a rectangle shape, 10 inches long and 5 inches wide. Repeat folding.

18

Wrap the plastic sheet all over the dough. Now put it in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

19

Right after 30 minutes, bring the dough out of the freezer. Now you have to repeat rolling and folding twice.

20

Put the dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour after wrapping in a plastic sheet.

21

This is the time for the final two turns. Just to inform you, we have to repeat the same rolling and folding six times. After the last 2 turns, you should give more gaps. You can leave the dough in the refrigerator overnight or minimum for 2 hours.

22

You can cut the dough into pieces or whatever shape you like. If you feel that your dough is still moist and soft you can put it in the fridge.

23

You have to preheat the oven at 420°F before baking. Transfer the pieces of dough on the baking sheets. Place in the oven for at least 10 minutes.

24

You can increase the time to make your puff pastry dough more crispy and brownish. For this, you must decrease the temperature of the oven to 370°F.

25

Take the crispy baked puff pastry out of the oven. Now, these are absolutely ready to be enjoyed with chocolate, apple tart or whatever you want.

26

You can store the puff pastry dough for a maximum of a week in an airtight jar.

How To Make Puff Pastry Dough Step By Step | Nigerian Recipes

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