Flaky Puff Pastry

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1 hour
Prep Time
Flaky Puff Pastry


  • 2 cups Edmonds high grade flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 250g butter
  • 6 Tbsp cold water, approximately


  1. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Cut two-fifths (100g) of the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add sufficient water to mix to a stiff dough.
  2. On a lightly floured board roll out dough to a rectangle 0.5–1 cm thick. With the short end of the rectangle facing you, dot two-thirds of the pastry with a sixth (25g) of the remaining butter to within 1cm of the dough edge. Fold the unbuttered pastry into the middle of the pastry. Fold the buttered section over to the folded edge.
  3. Seal the edges with a rolling pin and mark the dough with the rolling pin to form corrugations. Give the pastry a quarter turn. Roll into a rectangle. Repeat five times until all the butter is used.
  4. Chill pastry for 5 minutes between rollings if possible. Use as required for savoury pies and vol au vents.
  5. Store for 3-4 days in a fridge or 1-2 months in a freezer.
    When freezing, roll out the pastry into thin sheets, freeze on a tray until solid, and then transfer to a large zip lock bag for storage (placing baking paper between the sheets). This method ensures quick and easy defrosting for added convenience. Alternatively, freeze the pastry in a block, allowing extra time for thawing before rolling out as needed.


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