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How To Make Perfect Puff Pastry Dough By Hand

We aren’t just doing some easy rough puff pastry here, this is a proper laminated puff pastry dough recipe. I’m a big fan of doing things the right way, with no short cuts and It’s surprisingly easy once you actually do it. It’s very minimal active effort and requires only a little bit of waiting here and there. The buttery results are well worth it all.



Ingredients you’ll need:
2.5 cups (320g) all purpose flour
3/4 cup (177g) cold water
1 teaspoon (7g) fine sea salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons (227g) unsalted cold butter

Example Folding Schedule:
10:00am – Make dough and butter block and refrigerate
10:35am – Encase butter into dough roll and letter fold, turn 90 degrees and repeat roll and letter fold. Fridge for 30 minutes (2 folds done)
11:15 am – Repeat two more folds, letting the dough rest in the fridge if necessary (now at 4 folds). Once folds are complete rest in fridge 30 more minutes.
11:55 am – Perform 2 more folds totaling at 6 (you will likely need to rest the dough in the fridge after the 5th fold if it won’t roll out).
12:30 am – Once all 6 folds are done, wrap your dough and rest in fridge for 1-3 days then use in whatever recipe you’re making. (maybe beef wellington *wink* *wink*.

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