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Puff Pastry

Multiple Personality: Examining the Many Layers of Beef Wellington

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Galette des Rois question

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by ksmetamaid 9 days ago

I'm interested in making the attached recipe for Christmas this year. But by the time Christmas Day rolls around, I will be 5 days in to having extended family in my home, and it would be essentia...

Galette with a yeasted puff pastry?

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by Smoothfin 2 months ago

Has anyone ever made a galette (fruit or savory, any type) using a puff pastry with yeast (like the dough used for croissants or kouign amann)? Any particular issues to watch out for?

Best Store-Bought Puff Pastry ???

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by MORTIN 13 years ago

Simple really....What in your opinion ids the best store-bought puff pastry, and why ???

What does spraying water on top of bread do before baking it?

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by Jeanna_Lynch 2 years ago

I was talking with a friend and he mentioned that if you sprayed water on top of a loaf of bread before baking it, that it would make the crust on top kinda glossy and a little better. What exactly...

How long does frozen puff pastry or filo dough last?

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by chef chicklet 12 years ago

In cleaning the fridge and freezer the other day, I and probably like many others, found items in the freezer that needed to be used pretty soon if not yesterday. Hey that is a good resolution for ...

Making appetizers from puff pastry shells

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by karykat 3 years ago

I sent my significant other to the store to buy a few boxes of puff pastry sheets. (I was going to use them for starburst appetizers.) He came back with a bunch of boxes of frozen puff pastry sh...

Puff Pastry Advice for Quiche

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by MazDee 3 years ago

I prebaked puff pastry in a 10 inch tart dish. (1st time trying this, obviously!) It shrank, so now I have crust only 2/3 of the way up the sides. Any way I can glue some of the left over (raw) pas...

How to make store-bought puff pastry thicker than out of the package?

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by Hungry4Good 3 years ago

I'm working with a delicious Trader Joe's all-butter puff pastry from France. I need for it to be ¼" thick, but it comes out of the box only ⅛" thick. So, I simply folded it over itself, pressing ...

Reheating pork tenderloin in puff pastry

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by nofunlatte 3 years ago

Hi all--I made a pork dish (tenderloin split and stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in prosciutto, and then wrapped in puff pastry and baked). It was for a dinner party about 6 weeks ago. I made 3 a...

Puff Pastry and Phyllo Perplexity

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by munchkin1 3 years ago

Are these difficult to use (prepared)? I see all these luscious recipes and am intimidated. I can't make pie crust, but can make cream puffs well. What do you Chowsters and Chowsterettes do?

Will my puff pastry turn out okay if I just use bread flour?

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by nycguy20011 4 years ago

It's my first time making puff pastry. Will my puff pastry turn out okay if I just use bread flour? Or should I combine it with all-purpose flour? I couldn't find a flour labeled "pastry flour"

Do I have to roll dough?

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by travelerjjm 3 years ago

I was thinking about making laminated dough. When I make it I roll and fold, buttering at each fold. I've only seen it done that way. But it can be hard work. Many commercial bakeries use a sheeter...

Prague's delicious trdelnik on NPR Radio!

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by FrankG68 3 years ago

The NPR (National Public Radio) just today had a report from Prague on trdelnik. You can find the audio under “Prague’s Franken-Cone Finds A Way To Bring Ice Cream And Doughnuts Together” here: htt...

What do you make with puff pastry?

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by hungryinmanhattan 3 years ago

I have 2 packages of puff pastry defrosting in my fridge. I was wondering what are your favorite uses/recipes for puff pastry? I would appreciate any ideas. Thank you.

Best kind of knife for cutting puff pastry? Serrated or not?

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by karykat 3 years ago

I'm making a sunburst-type appetizer with boxed puff pastry. It involves a lot of cutting of the puff pastry dough to make the design. I know the knife needs to be sharp to get the best effect. ...

New All-Butter Puff Pastry at Trader Joe's

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by emily 12 years ago

TJ's has put out a new product called "Artisan Puff Pastry", which is made by Bay Bread Boulangerie in SF (though I believe this product is produced in a large commercial operation located elsewher...

Trader Joe's Puff Pastry... a Seasonal Item

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by katiepie 10 years ago

For the past month or so, TJ's has been out of their puff pastry. I asked someone today if it was discontinued, and was told it is a seasonal item. Really?? In case anyone is curious, it should ...

How bad would this be? (Dessert improvisation question)

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by ninrn 4 years ago

OK, dear Chowhounds, how bad would it be if I were to make a bread pudding from leftover puff pastry cups (the Pepperidge Farms 1" vol-au-vent kind)? My Dad baked up three boxes to fill as appetize...

Savory Palmiers, now or later?

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by donali 4 years ago

I just made 4 rolls (mini) of savory puff pastry palmers with different fillings, parmesan pesto, parmesan and sun dried tomato pesto and dijon, parmesan, gruyere and thin Iberico salami. They are...

Maison Villatte in Falmouth, Lower Cape Cod : MA's One Terrific French Bakery/Patisserie

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by opinionatedchef 4 years ago

I am a severe critic of the American bakery scene, which is, imo, nothing but substandard ingredients, recipes (or no recipes and just mixes), technique and products, the greater majority of baked ...