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Blitz Puff Pastry

Blitz Puff Pastry

  • Prep

    2 h
  • Ready In

    2 h
FrancesC

FrancesC

Classical puff pastry has close to a thousand separate layers of butter and dough. Blitz puff pastry doesn't puff as high, but it sure is easier to make at home!

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  • Calories:
  • 197 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.5g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 214 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, stir together the cake flour, bread flour, salt and white sugar. Stir in the chunks of butter so that each one is completely coated in flour. Combine the cold water and lemon juice; stir into the bowl while lightly tossing the ingredients to moisten them evenly. Gather the dough into a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Keep the edges as square as possible. The dough will look terrible, but don't worry, it will shape up. Fold the dough into thirds like a business letter, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place the dough on the floured work surface and turn at a 90 degree angle from the last time you rolled it out. Roll again into a rectangle again and fold into thirds. If the dough is still cold and manageable, rotate and roll again, then fold into thirds, or refrigerate and continue in 30 minutes. Finish by rolling the dough out to the size of a baking sheet. Place on a lightly floured baking sheet and wrap in plastic. refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using.
  4. To use, roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into shapes with a sharp knife. Use as directed in recipes calling for puff pastry, or alternatively, enclose desired fillings and bake in a preheated 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) oven until puffed and golden brown.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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aijiesi
52

aijiesi

7/2/2008

Beautiful recipe. I rolled it out a total of four times, and it puffed up perfectly for both a galette and some palmiers. I will certainly use this shortcut method again - making the real stuff is just too much! The recipe is right - the dough looks terrible during the first roll but it comes together very well by the second or third rolling. Thanks!

ibabaker
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ibabaker

2/9/2008

This stuff is awesome!! I'm now "Queen" of the kitchen says my family. They say I should open a shop and sell this!! I did use all the advice & tips from the chef Frances Crouter. She's a gem!!

CRASH5456
17

CRASH5456

4/21/2008

It's a nice pastry, I believe even doing more folds and rolling would make it even better.

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