Sunday, November 16, 2014

Homemade Puff pastry in under 5 minutes

Puff pastry can be quite labor intensive.
All the folding and resting time in between.
This puff pastry is the EASIEST puff pastry that you will ever find.
I make this plenty of times around the Holidays.
No folding.
Make it in under 5 minutes,
and refrigerate overnight.
That's all.

 I know this recipe by heart.

Ingredients

250gr butter (=2 sticks+2T) cubed

230gr (=2cups) unbleached flour
2.5 ml (=1/2 tsp) Cream of Tartar
125 ml (=1/2cup) boiling water
pinch of salt (if using salted butter, omit this)


Mix flour, salt and Cream of Tartar.

Put cubed butter in a separate bowl and add boiling water. 
Allow butter to melt, but it must still be somewhat "lumpy".

Add butter mixture to flour mixture and mix well, but don't over mixing.

Put in fridge at least overnight.
When needed, roll out on a floured surface and then use as indicated on your own recipe. 

At 2700 calories for the entire recipe, 
this might "scare" some of you...
BUT, keep in mind that this recipe is enough to make 3 of these apple tarts.



So if you eat HALF of the apple tart, it will still be far less caloric than 1 slice of pecan pie (500 calories per slice).

I have also used this to make a
caprese appetizer,

cheese straws,

mini croissants...
you name it.

Stay Frugal,
Daniela

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13 comments:

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your cheese straws look amazing! Thanks for sharing. xoxo

Linda said...

Oh, MY!!! Thank you!!! I hope to try this!!!

Kelly said...

I've never made homemade puff pastry. Your apple tart looks yummy! You could serve that this Thanksgiving. (hint hint)

Marissa said...

Oh wow!!!
I am saving this post for sure.
Thanks for sharing.
Xo Marissa

Tanya Runkle said...

I need this in my life, my stomach is growling now!! Looks amazing Dani, pinning - xoxo

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Daniela,
WOW, that is a very smart way of doing it. Have to try this for sure.
Sending you hugs and stay cozy and warm during our severe cold weather coming our way.
Hugs,
Mariette

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love puff pastry and all the great desserts you can make with it. We always buy ready-made, but you make it seem so easy! Thanks for the recipe. And all your creations look scrumptious (especially the apple tarts!
xoKathleen

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love puff pastry and all the great desserts you can make with it. We always buy ready-made, but you make it seem so easy! Thanks for the recipe. And all your creations look scrumptious (especially the apple tarts!
xoKathleen

Art and Sand said...

The apple tart looks wonderful, but I don't trust my baking skills to make puff pastry.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I find puff pastry intimidating...don't know why, but maybe if I make my own, it won't seem so. That apple tart looks divine! Who counts calories during the holiday???

Donna@anangloinqu├ębec said...

Wow, never thought about making it myself. I love puff pastry at holiday time. We usually have salmon wellingtons over the holiday so I am going to love making this.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

haha, I just posted about pecan pie today. :) This looks very yummy!

Kerry Moody said...

I've never seen puff pastry from a recipe! This is great, the frozen stuff I just bought at the store was $5 for 2 sheets. I hope mine turns out as well as yours did!