Puff pastry the original recipe and 10 variations

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Puff pastry is an ideal preparation as a base for desserts and savory pies. There are so many possibilities to prepare it at home. Here are all the variations.

La puff pastry is an ideal preparation like base for sweets and savory pies. Traditionally cooked with flour, water and butter, in fact, its basically neutral flavor makes it versatile and suitable for both savory and sweet preparations.



La puff pastry, as well as shortcrust pastry and shortcrust pastry, can also be prepared at home with completely vegetable ingredients, without butter and without eggs, but also without palm oil and without hydrogenated fats.

You will thus have the opportunity to prepare the basis for your sweet or savory pies yourself, from vol-au-vent to canapés, from pretzels to the most diverse salty quiches, up to tasty millefeuille. In all cases, once the quick pastry is prepared it can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days or in the freezer for a longer period.


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Preparing puff pastry at home is a rather laborious process that involves a series of steps, called "rounds of dough"Or" puff pastry ", which then give thepuffed effect typical of this mixture. Those who choose not to consume products of animal origin will find here very useful recipes and remember that, for each product purchased, it is always good to read the labels carefully and maybe, if there are no alternatives, try to prepare vegetable butter and self-produced margarine (recipes here).

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Index

Puff pastry, the original recipe

Photo source: Mission

For the classic recipe, a dough called "dètrempe" or "crazy dough" or "pastel" is initially prepared: a first dough made with flour, water and a part of the butter. The crazy dough is then closed with the remaining butter inside and seals it well to the edges, proceeding with a rolling pin to obtain a rectangular strip. It folds in three, rotates 90 degrees counterclockwise and repeats the operation six times. Between one round and the next, the dough is put in the fridge for 30 minutes to keep it compact and ensure a good peeling. Here the complete recipe.

 

Vegan puff pastry with self-made margarine

Photo source: Vegan blog

This vegan puff pastry it is good for both sweets and savory pies. With the self-made margarine (here the recipe) you will avoid hydrogenated fats and palm oil. Here the recipes for vegan puff pastry.


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Vegan puff pastry for desserts

Photo source: Air in the kitchen

It is a particularly suitable recipe for desserts. Space for imagination, therefore, in the preparation of puff pastries and pastry bases. Compared to the original recipe, the butter is replaced with vegetable butter or margarine. Here the recipe.

 

Vegan puff pastry with vegetable butter

Photo source: Vegan dessert heaven

The Vegan Sweets Paradise blog explains how to prepare a vegan puff pastry with vegetable butter. It is butter made from extra virgin olive oil, without hydrogenated fats and without palm oil. This vegan puff pastry is suitable for both salty trout and sweets. Here all the instructions.

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Wholemeal puff pastry

Source photo: My personal trainer

wholemeal flour and rice flour: the result of this recipe (without butter) is a crumbly and tasty pastry that can be used immediately to prepare apple strudel, appetizers, quiches, delicious croissants or other delicacies. Here the recipe.

READ also: REAL WHOLEMEAL FLOUR: HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT?

 

Sfoglia pasta with yogurt

Photo source: Desserts without butter

Even this recipe does not include the use of butter, but the result is guaranteed by the yogurt, or, if you like, by the same amount of ricotta. And if you are lactose intolerant or vegan you can use soy yogurt in the dough. Here the complete recipe.


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Spelled puff pastry

Photo source: Cooking with Vale

Spelled flour for a preparation suitable for any type of recipe. In the kitchen with Vale blog only recommends paying attention to the cooking, because if the dough becomes too colored there is a risk that it will remain a bit too crunchy when it is cooled. Here the recipe.

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Puff pastry without gluten

Photo source: Like blog

Useful for those intolerant to gluten or if there is a celiac component in the family. Mix the gluten free flour (but you can also use rice flour) with slowly poured cold water, half the butter and a pinch of salt, then follow the normal procedure to create the puff pastry. Here the recipe.

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Quick puff pastry

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The preparation of the puff pastry is very long and cumbersome. This recipe offers one simplified and faster version: in fact, the procedure and the resting time of the pasta are shorter, in order to obtain an excellent result. Here the complete recipe.

 

Puff pastry with cocoa

Photo source: Roberto Saluzzi

The procedure for making this pastry is the same as the classic one, therefore long and elaborate, but it is worth it to prepare truly original desserts. There cocoa puff pastry it is in fact a splendid alternative to classic puff pastry if you want to prepare a different dessert than usual. Here the recipe.

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Puff pastry recipe with the Thermomix

Photo source: Thermomix recipes

Preparing puff pastry is really a chore, but what if our food processor does the dough? Here the whole procedure.

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