Golden and yummy, puff pastry is time consuming but worth it. When preparing your pastry, keep everything cold and work quickly. It will last 10 to 14 days in refrigerator or 25 to 30 days in freezer.


Recipe Summary

3 hrs
4 hrs
1 hr
2 9x2x3 bread-sized loaves


Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place cubed butter in a bowl; lower into a large bowl full of ice to keep cold.n

  • Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor; pulse twice. Add 1/4 cup of the butter cubes and pulse 4 times. Repeat with the remaining butter cubes, 1/4 cup at a time. Place mixture into a large, chilled bowl.n

  • Combine 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon ice water and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add 1/2 the mixture to the flour-butter mixture and toss until just combined; dough should be lumpy with bits of solid butter.n

  • Place dough on a floured work surface. Knead lightly to form a ball. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.n

  • Roll chilled dough out into a square. Place whipped butter in the center of the dough and smooth outward, leaving a 1/2-inch edge. Fold dough in half; pinch edges and seal. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for another 30 minutes.n

  • Roll dough out into a rectangle. Fold 1/3 of the dough into the center. Fold the other side toward the center to overlap the first fold. Rotate dough 90 degrees. Roll out into a rectangle again. Repeat folding. Make 2 indents in the top of the dough with your finger to show you've completed 2 folds. Wrap dough again and chill for 30 minutes.n

  • Repeat folding and rolling 4 more times, marking the dough before chilling every time. Cut in half after the sixth fold; wrap each half and chill.n

Cook's Note:

Before making your pastry into whatever goodie you are planing always remember to keep it cold. Example: you twist the pastry into sticks place on baking sheet then chill before placing in preheated oven, this will allow it to puff perfectly.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 14.7g; fat 17.1g; cholesterol 44.9mg; sodium 304.3mg. Full Nutrition