I had a thousand ideas of what to make this weekend but of course I kept on changing my mind. There is BBQ on Sunday and I wanted to try making a millefeuille with chantilly, (that might be my next post!), but I’ve never tried making puff pastry and all the recipes keep on stating that it is 5stars in difficulty. So…..
Why not try on myself but with something similar… I did follow some of Jamie Oliver’s steps but some I went with the flow.
INGREDIENTS: (this take a while to make, 3-4 hours maybe)
500gr plain flour
7gr dry yeast
1 tsp salt
150ml warm water
200ml warm milk
200gr+50gr butter cold!
Mix dry ingredients and rub in 50gr butter.
Make a well in the middle and pour water and milk and start mixing. On a highly floured surface knead the dough, stretching it, making sure the yeast activates. Once it reaches a smooth and elastic consistency, place in a grease bowl, cover it with cling and put aside in a warm place. I put it in the oven with the light on for an hour at least.
Turn it so the short side is facing you and roll it again. Now, fold the top part to the middle and the bottom part and then fold on itself. Cover with cling and put in the fridge until the butter sets again, so 30min-1hour.
Once that is done, roll it out as much as you can leaving a thickness of 5mm approx. Cut the edges off, as they will be irregular. Now, I was not following any pictures or anything so I made it up as I went. Cut triangles from the strip of dough you made.
And Voilà! Aren’t they cute!!! 🙂 And they taste AMAZING. So simple, yet so time consuming!