Puff pastry is simply laminated dough. But what exactly is laminated dough? This is basically any kind of dough that has lean or low fat dough and consists of layered butter. Think of croissants, that too can be considered as puff pastry.
Puff pastry all starts as block of butter that’s wrapped in a dough. Then after, it is rolled out and is folded in series of turns. This is repeatedly done until you achieve alternating sheets of butter and dough.
Why People Love Puff Pastry?
When puff pastry bakes, its butter layer separates from its dough layer above through steams. This then pushes up the dough and create air pockets in between layers. This is the reason why puff pastries are flaky, crispy, light and of course, delicious. Well not to mention, it’s buttery too!
While they tastes, feels and looks fancy, it is because they are.
Where You can Use Puff Pastry?
Puff pastry is loved by many primarily for its savory and sweet applications. In terms of its savory, it is perfect for classic dishes similar to beef Wellington or chicken pot pie. It works beautifully when it is brushed with butter for some simple appetizers such as in parmesan sticks, blankets or cheesy palmiers.