Now the thing about making puff pastry the regular way is that – yes it takes hours , but most recipes give you enough and more that freeze beautifully for the longest time. But of course there are times when you don’t want to spend half your day rolling pastry and the waiting by the fridge. Or those times when you just want some puff , and not another package taking up precious freezer space ( if you are anything like me , freezer space is precious!)
This 15 minute , 4 ingredient puff pastry to your rescue! There s a 2 hour resting period of course. Off the bat , I want to tell you that it isn’t as “puff” as the regular puff pastry. Some things just take time. BUT… and this is a BIG BUT …. it works ! And works beautifully. Its buttery and flaky and rises to golden brown gorgeous puffiness in the oven .
I am not sure who gets the credit for the original recipe here as too many blogs have it , and I got tired of backtracking. The way of making the puff is pretty much the same as usual puff pastry , leaving out the resting time between folding. Start off with frozen butter (which is hell to grate!) and the idea is to keep it cold throughout .
I think I m talking too much for a recipe that is supposed to be quick, so here goes!
So now you know ! No more scouring for that super expensive frozen pastry sheets in that one upscale supermarket across town. And no more rolling , folding and waiting for six hours! I threw together some quick, jam palmiers to test it out .. this is one baking hack that works!
I took your advice and tried this today. It was easy but I still need to get a hang of it through practice. I made jam palmiers. They weren’t too crispy even after 15-20 minutes of baking each side. I used baking paper. But still tasted good. Like the French hearts from the bakery. Will retry and let you know. Thank you.
hey Anjali.. glad you liked the taste of the palmiers. The jam makes the palmiers take more time to get crisper. you could just use sugar instead of the jam . Or if you use an OTG, bake with top rod on too ( if you didnt last time ). Thanks so much for reaching out !