Skip to main content
recipes-post-Puff Pastry Basic Recipe

Puff Pastry Basic Recipe

Discover the joy of crafting your own Puff Pastry Basic Recipe with this meticulously detailed recipe. This guide, utilizing precise metric measurements, demystifies the process, empowering you to create a versatile pastry that forms the foundation for a myriad of sweet and savory delights. Elevate your baking repertoire and immerse yourself in the world of homemade excellence.

Total Time
3 hours
Simple & Professional Tasty Recipes

Ingredients for as you like Servings

  • 500g All-Purpose Flour
    1 teaspoon Salt
    250ml Cold Water
    500g Unsalted Butter, cold but pliable

Total Time

  • Preparation Time
    30 min
  • Cooking Time
    20 min

Goes Great with

    1. Prepare the Butter Block:
      • Cut the cold, pliable butter into a rectangle. Place it between two sheets of parchment paper and gently pound and roll it into an even layer. I like to place the butter into 2 Ikea 1l bags, seal them and roll out the butter into the corners with a rolling pin. Chill in the refrigerator while preparing the dough.
    2. Prepare the Dough:
      • In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Gradually add cold water, mixing with a wooden spoon or your hands until a shaggy dough forms.
    3. Initial Folding:
      • Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and shape it into a rough rectangle. Roll the dough into a larger rectangle, about twice the size of the butter block(s).
    4. Encase the Butter:
      • Place the butter block on one half of the dough and fold the other half over the butter, sealing the edges. This creates the first fold. Do the same with the second slab of butter.
    5. Perform the First Fold:
      • Roll the dough out again into a rectangle and fold it into thirds like a letter. This completes the first fold. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
    6. Repeat the Folding:
      • Repeat the rolling and folding process for a total of 4 to 6 folds, chilling the dough between each fold.
    7. Final Rest:
      • After the final fold, let the puff pastry rest in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight. This allows the layers to set.
    8. Usage:
      • Your puff pastry is now ready to be used for various recipes like turnovers, palmiers, or as a base for tarts and pies.
    Pro Tips
    • Maintain a cool environment to prevent the butter from melting during the folding process.
    • Use a light touch while rolling to preserve distinct layers in the final pastry.
    • For a richer flavor, consider using high-quality butter.
    • Allow sufficient resting time between folds to ensure optimal layering.
    • Experiment with sweet and savory applications—from apple turnovers to savoury palmiers.


Calories per Serving:
Caloric content may vary based on the application; a typical serving is approximately 200 calories.

Elevate your baking prowess with my Homemade Puff Pastry Basic Recipe, a testament to the beauty of crafting pastry from scratch. Each bite promises the delicate crunch and buttery bliss that only homemade puff pastry can provide.

Goes Great with