Do you love puff pastry? We sure do! Here are our 12 favorite recipes with puff pastry that we know you’ll enjoy.
What is puff pastry?
Puff pastry is flaky pastry dough made from combining flour and a solid fat (usually butter) through lamination (folding to create layers). Good puff pastry is known for it’s flaky, clearly defined layers that puff up while baking.
Tips for using puff pastry
When working with puff pastry it’s important to keep it as cool as possible (without being frozen). If you buy your pastry frozen, make sure to defrost it according to package directions, but don’t remove it from the refrigerator until it’s time to use it.
Warm dough leads to soggy puff pastry.
If a recipe calls for pricking the puff pastry with a fork, this is to help create layers while baking – allow the pastry to vent and create a flaky crust.
What’s the best puff pastry to buy?
Is puff pastry vegan?
Many brands of puff pastry are vegan. The puff pastry brand we recommend above, Dufour, is not, but other brands that use shortening instead of butter are vegan.
You can also make your own vegan puff pastry.
Are puff pastry and phyllo do the same?
Puff pastry and phyllo dough are not the same thing, but you can think of them as cousins. The main difference is that phyllo does not have fat – it’s just water and flour and gets much crispier when it bakes.
What are your favorite recipes with puff pastry? Let us know in the comments below.