Hints For Perfect Puff Pastry
Puff pastry is the flakiest of all pastry and is actually composed of more butter than flour. It is very versatile and can be used as a topping for savory and sweet creations. You can make it at home however, a great alternative is frozen puff pastry that is readily available in your local grocery store.
- Pastry sheets can be thawed overnight in the refrigerator. Just leave them in the original wrapping.
- Roll and shape the pastry as quickly as possible for best results. Thaw only the amount of dough needed and use it cold.
- Puff pastry is versatile. Try cutting it into strips, squares, or thin sticks, brush with a beaten egg and sprinkle with sesame or other seeds.
- Stuffed or rolled appetizers should be placed seam side down on a baking sheet.
- Puff pastry needs high heat to rise properly, so be sure to preheat the oven to the proper temperature.
- Pastry should be baked in the center of the oven for even browning on the top and bottom.