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Homemade flaky puff pastry and Vegetable Puff Recipe

Homemade flaky puff pastry and Vegetable Puff is a popular Indian Snack
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On :
Monday, 25 April, 2016
Category :
Non-Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Bake Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 10
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  • For pastry dough :
  • 225 g - Refined flour ( Maida )
  • 170 g - Ghee
  • 1 tsp - Lemon juice (or 1 tsp - vinegar)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 110 ml - ice cold water, to mix
  • Extra 1 cup - flour
  • 1 - beaten Egg
  • Filling - as desired
  • How to Make Homemade flaky puff pastry and Vegetable Puff:

    1. Sieve flour and salt.
    2. Rub in 30 g ghee with flour and make a well.
    3. Take about 110 ml cold water, add lemon juice or vinegar in it and pour into the well.
    4. Knead into a soft and smooth dough, adding more water, if necessary.
    5. Keep the dough covered, with a wet cloth, for 30 minutes ( The dough should be kept in the fridge during summer ).
    6. Cream the ghee, in order to make it smooth and free from lumps.
    7. Divide the remaining ghee into 3 parts.
    8. Roll the dough into a rectangular shape, making it as big as possible.
    9. Use plenty of dry flour to avoid stickiness.
    10. Put one part of the ghee on 2/3 rd part of the rolled dough, leaving 1/3 rd of the surface without any fat.
    11. Fold into 3, folding the empty side first. Wrap in a grease proof paper and then in a wet cloth. Keep in the refrigerator again, for 20 minutes.
    12. Take out from refrigerator and roll it out into a rectangular shape.
    13. Apply the second lot of ghee, on 2/3 rd of rolled dough, as before. Fold in the same way and keep aside.
    14. Repeat this process again, with the third lot of the ghee ( This will be the third rolling with the ghee).
    15. Roll again once more, into rectangular shape and fold into 3 without using any ghee.
    16. Keep to rest in the fridge, for at least 1 hour. Then it is ready to use. This type of dough is called flaky pastry dough.
    17. Final procedure :
    18. Now roll out the flaky pastry dough, into rectangular shapes 1/4 inch thick and cut out 5 inch wide long strips.
    19. Place the desired filling, in the centre of each strip.
    20. Apply water on the edges and fold into 2, to corner the filling.
    21. Cut this strip into equal portions.
    22. If you want to make the puff into rectangular shape, roll the dough in square shape 3.5 inch x 3.5 inch.
    23. Keep the filling in the centre, apply water on the edges, fold and lightly coat with a beaten egg.
    24. Preheat oven ( OTG ) at 450 degree F or 230 degree C.
    25. Place these puffs in a Bain Marie. Bake first at 230 degree C or 450 degree F, for about 10 minutes. Take out.
    26. Cool for 15 minutes and bake again at 180 degree C for about 20 to 25 minutes or till the puffs are golden brown.
    27. Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World


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