Home made puff pastry?

garlichead

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I've lost count of the number of TV chefs who say 'its not worth making your own puff pastry. Store bought is fine'. Now as it happens I tend to disagree. The shop bought pastry is OK if you don't have time, but to me it never tastes as good as when I make it myself. The same goes for croissants (which are yeasted puff pastry).

Tell us what you think. Do you make your own puff pastry?
Generally no. I get puff from a local bakery made with all butter that is of the highest quality and I really can't improve on it. Saying that generally speaking the puff in the frozen section of most grocery stores is a no go for me and if that was my only choice I would make myself. It's easy to make, but my time is better used when I can get a good one, and right now I do. Cheers!
 

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Here's a variation from Chef John ("...at Food Wishes dot com...") using self-rising flour, so it's a little quicker:

View: https://youtu.be/sqL2napn9bc

This is erroneous in the sense that he states near the beginning that real puff pastry is made with yeasted dough. That is simply not true. Croissant dough is - but not standard puff pastry.
 

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I tried once making puff pastry & crossants. Both seem the same, but what a tedious & exasperating job THAT is!! All that folding, rolling & trying to incorporate the butter in layers. I just gave up. I DID get to bake the dough, but I'll never try it again!! I'll just buy it frozen. 😱
 
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