Quick Puff Pastry
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Recipe type: Miscellaneous
  • 16 oz flour, approx 3½ cups, cold
  • 4 sticks butter, frozen
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • water, approx ¾ cup
  1. Grate the frozen butter on a box grater, right into the bowl of cold flour, stopping every so often to mix the flakes of butter in the flour. Keep the curled bits of flour coated in flour. You don't want the butter to clump together.
  2. Lightly beat the egg in a liquid measuring cup, add the salt and pour in the vinegar.
  3. Add the cold water until the liquid ingredients to measure 1 cup all together.
  4. Pour in the liquid ingredients into the center of the flour and butter mixture.
  5. Working very quickly, mix the dough until it comes together. Just as soon as most of the flour is incorporated into the dough, leave it alone. It will look kind of shaggy, but that's good. You want the pieces of be suspended in the cold dough.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for at least two hours before using it. Wrap the dough in parchment paper to keep it from absorbing the smell of your refrigerator and drying out too. You can even freeze this dough. Thaw it in the refrigerator.
Recipe by Olga's Flavor Factory at https://www.olgasflavorfactory.com/recipes/miscellaneous/quick-puff-pastry/