Easy Homemade Puff Pastry from Scratch
Easy Homemade Puff Pastry from Scratch made seem an impossible thing, but making puff pastry is more about care and attention than difficulty. It is true that this specialized dough, a viennoiserie dough, is not for a beginner to make. It does take a person with some history and experience in making doughs who can recognize the different textures and so on. Still, do not be afraid to try this recipe because until you try, you can never know whether you would like to make it again or not, right? So, here we go.
This recipe does take the easy route to make this specialized dough. This puff pastry is one of many doughs that are part of the viennoiseries doughs. They distinguish themselves in a couple of ways. First, they are challenging to make, and might even be considered the coup de grace of doughs for the bread maker (although some might argue that a true artisan loaf, made with wild yeast, is the greatest culinary skill). In any event, this dough, the viennoiserie, is highly challenging to make. Puff pastry is really one of the easier in this group of doughs. The recipe here is called blitz puff pastry. It is an easy one to make, and almost always successful. Here, the recipe uses both cream cheese and butter, and they are cut and blended directly in to the dough, rather than added as a block to the dough once it is made and then rolled in to it. Blitz pastry needs to be kept as cold as possible for best results, and all the ingredients need to be at the same temperature, or as near to it as you can get.
Easy home made puff pastry from scratch is a wonderful treat to make for the family. And it will not take too long, although it does take some care and attention. An entire recipe is on the site to create puff pockets that are filed with cream cheese and strawberries. Serve these cool when they will taste best. Enjoy.
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