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folded puff pastry

Quick and Easy Puff Pastry

Never buy puff pastry again! This quick and easy recipe is a game-changer for anything from dinner to desserts to appetizers.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: EmilyFabulous


  • Rolling Pin
  • cheese grater
  • pastry cutter
  • medium mixing bowl
  • zipper plastic bag


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 tablespoon butter, chilled salted or unsalted (add 1/4 tsp salt if unsalted)
  • cup ice-cold water


  • Put some water and ice in a small bowl or cup to get the water nice and chilled before using.
    ice water in a cup
  • Place the flour in a mixing bowl. Use your cheese grater and grate your chilled butter into the bowl with the flour.
    shredded cold butter for puff pastry
  • Use a pastry cutter to combine flour and butter into a crumble.
    crumbled puff pastry dough
  • Measure the chilled water and add it to the flour mixture. Stir to combine as best as possible. Use your hands to form a dough ball. You should see bits of butter, which is what you want.
    puff pastry ball before rolling
  • Place the dough ball on a lightly floured surface and pat it into a rectangle using your hands. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough into a rectangle.
    rolled out puff pastry
  • Fold the dough into thirds, rotate sideways, roll it out into a rectangle again and repeat 5 or 6 more times.
    folded puff pastry
  • Place the dough in a ziplock bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. Once chilled, use your dough for whatever recipe you are making.
    puff pastry in bag

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