Puff Pastry is a delightful snack you can enjoy any time. Whether you
make the puff pastries from scratch, or use the store-bought puff
pastry sheets, this snack is sure to be liked by kids and adults. You
can serve these plain or with a little confectioner's sugar sprinkled
on them. This has always been a favorite snack of mine.
Servings: 8 Cooking Time: 1 hour
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (maida)
8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small
cubes and chilled
1 1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4-5 tbsp ice water
1 tsp vegetable oil (for brushing the tops of the
Combine the flour,
sugar, and salt and whisk to mix all
the ingredients. (Or, put them in a food
processor and pulse for a few
Add butter and cut in into the flour with a fork to
form a crumbly mixture (or use the food processor to do this).
Add 1 tsp of water at a time and form a thick dough
(don't over-knead the dough; you should see bits of butter in the
Form the dough into a round shape, wrap it in a
plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 400°.
Remove the pastry dough from the refrigerator and
roll it on a lightly floured surface into a large rectangle (about
16x11 inches). Cut the sheet into six
Brush a little water along the edges, of each square
and fold them into
triangles, making sure there are no gaps.
Brush the tops of the pastries with a little
vegetable oil (optional).
Brush a large baking sheet with a little oil and
place the pastries on it.
Bake at 400° for 40-50 minutes, or until puffed and
Cool the pastries for about 10 minutes before
serving with hot tea or coffee.
If you don't want to make the pastry dough yourself, use the
puff-pastry sheets ( such as pastry sheets from Pepperidge Farm,
in most grocery stores) for your pastries.
Pastry baking is easy with pastry sheets from Pepperidge Farm.
Thaw 1 puff pastry sheet from Pepperdige Farm for 40
Heat the oven to 425°F.
Roll pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface into a
2 1/2-3-inch wide strip, and cut into 3 squares.
Brush the edges of the squares with water and fold
over the sheet to form a triangle. Press the edges to seal.
Place the puff pastries on a baking sheet,
and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool the pastries on a wire rack for 10
minutes and serve with hot
masala chai or coffee.