The puff pastry is a type of dough that is made with butter, flour, and water. It is usually shaped into various shapes and baked until it becomes light and airy. Puff pastry has been around since the 16th century when it was first created in France by mixing flour, salt, lard or shortening (butter), water, oil or milk, egg yolks or whole eggs with cold water to make a paste-like dough.
The puff pastry is a buttery, flaky dough that originated in the 18th century. It is traditionally made by wrapping a dough of flour, water and salt around a piece of fat or butter until it forms a ball.
The puff pastry is typically found in sweet dishes such as tarts and pies. It can also be used for savory dishes like quiche or choux pastry.
10 Favorite Ways to Use Puff Pastry Recipes
- Prepare supplies of ingredients. Puff pastry already prepared from the store, frozen. It should be thawed beforehand, for this it is necessary to remove it from the package and leave it for several minutes at ambient temperature, then separate the plates from each other and leave for another 1-1.5 hours. I will use yeast-free dough, if you take yeast, then the time to increase production. Turn on preheat oven to 180 degrees.
- Divide the defrosted dough into two layers (I originally had it from two squares). Roll out one layer a little with a rolling pin in different directions. If you want the dough to turn out more magnificent, then you should either not roll it out at all, or stretch it in different directions with your hands. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the rolled out puff pastry.
- Grate the selected hard cheese on a coarse grater. Spread the grated cheese evenly on the first sheet of dough, not reaching the edges of 1.5 – 2 cm.
- Roll out the second sheet of dough or stretch with your hands to the same size as the first. Cover the dough with the filling with the second sheet, pressing the dough together along the entire perimeter of the pie.
- Crack the egg into a separate bowl and beat lightly. Brush the entire pie with a pastry brush and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place the cheese pie in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Remove the finished cake from the oven and be sure to let it cool slightly to evenly distribute moisture. Once it has cooled slightly, cut the pie into portions. This cake is perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea.
An absolutely simple recipe that the most novice hostess can handle. Everything is prepared very simply, but the result is a very fragrant, tasty pie with stretching melted cheese in the filling. You can also experiment with such a pie – choose different cheese – soft or hard; add other harmonious ingredients to the filling – ham, sausage, mushrooms.
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