Puff Paste (Pasta Sfoglia)

This puff paste (flaky pastry) recipe is relatively simple to make once you learn the technique. There are only 3 basic ingredients: flour, butter, water. The trick is to maintain everything chilled and at the same temperature. The dough could be prepared the day before and the next day reserved for forming the desired shapes: fans, shells, voulevants, even strudel or coulibiac casings. This dough is extremely versatile as it can be used both in sweet or savoury preparations. Continue reading