How to Make Homemade Puff Pastry

Gather Ingredients

Start by gathering your ingredients: all-purpose flour, cold unsalted butter, salt, and cold water. Using cold ingredients is crucial to achieve the perfect flakiness in your puff pastry.

Make the Dough

Cut in the cold butter after combining the flour and salt until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cold water gradually while mixing the dough until it just comes together.

Roll and Fold

The dough should be rolled into a rectangle. Fold it like a letter and then turn it 90 degrees. To construct layers, repeat the rolling and folding procedure multiple times.

Chill the Dough

Refrigerate the dough for a minimum of half an hour after wrapping it in plastic wrap. Cooling the butter causes it to solidify, resulting in separate layers within the dough.

Roll and Shape

To get the appropriate thickness, roll out the cold dough. When shaping and cutting the dough, make sure it is the same thickness throughout for even baking.

Bake to Perfection

Bake the pastry in a preheated oven until golden brown and puffed. The high temperature ensures the steam created in the layers makes the pastry rise beautifully.