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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. You will never buy store-bought again!
Author EmilyFabulous


  • Rolling Pin
  • cheese grater
  • pastry cutter


  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 10 tbsp butter, chilled salted or unsalted (add 1/4 tsp salt if unsalted)
  • cup ice-cold water place measured water in ice while prepping, it needs to be REALLY cold


  • Place the flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Use your cheese grater (yes, you read that right) and grate your chilled butter into small pieces into the bowl of flour. This is a cool trick and makes the cutting in soooo much easier.
    shredded cold butter for puff pastry
  • Use a pastry cutter or fork to combine flour and butter into a crumble.
    crumbled puff pastry dough
  • Re-measure chilled water and add to flour mixture, stir in.
  • Once combined as best as possible, use your hands to form a dough ball, you will probably see bits of butter, which is good!
    puff pastry ball before rolling
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface, pat into a square 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 a few more times.
  • Place the dough in a ziplock bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. The colder the better, work fast for ultimate flaky effect.


Once chilled, roll out what you need for whatever treat you are making! You can also freeze it if you have too much. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store in an airtight container or ziplock bag in the freezer for up to 2 weeks. Thaw it in the fridge overnight before using.