Easy Puff Pastry

Recipe adapted from:



  • 2 cups (~250g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250g cold unsalted butter (NOT softened!)
  • 1/2 cup cold water


  1. In a bowl mix together the flour and salt.
  2. Cut up the cold butter into small cubes and add it to the flour bowl and mix it in.
  3. Add in the cold water and continue to mix the ingredients until you get a rough thick dough. Add a small amount of cold water if needed. Do NOT overmix! You want there to be flecks of butter or have a marbled effect in the dough. This is what makes the pastry flaky. When finished, gather your dough in a ball and wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20mins.
    • It may be easier to do this step by hand by kneading it on a floured surface to help break up the butter. 
  4. After 20mins, roll out your dough on a floured surface into a rough rectangle shape and fold the top third down and the bottom third up (like a letter). Then turn the dough 90 degrees, roll it out and fold it into thirds again. Repeat rolling and folding the dough another 3 times.
    • Try to do this step relatively quickly because you don’t want the butter in the dough to melt while rolling. If melting, put it in the fridge for a few minutes to harden up.
  5. After you’ve finished working with the dough, wrap it in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for another 20mins or overnight.
  6. Ready to use for your recipe!

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