Ingredients for Making Lazy Puff Pastry
- Wheat flour 450 grams
- Salt 1 teaspoon
- Butter 275 grams
- Purified ice water 300 milliliters
- Main ingredients: Oil, Flour
- Serving 1 serving
Rolling pin, Refrigerator, Teaspoon, Tablespoon, Deep bowl, Medium bowl, Sieve, Cutting board, Knife, Cling film
Cooking lazy puff pastry:
Step 1: prepare the butter.
One of the most important points in preparing lazy puff pastry is the cold dishes in which we will prepare the dough. Only thanks to the cold can we cook what we have in mind. Therefore, we take out cold butter from the refrigerator and put it on a cutting board. Now, using a knife, cut the butter into small pieces, transfer it to a free plate and put it back in the refrigerator.
Step 2: prepare the flour.
For the preparation of any dough, not only puff, it is best to sift the flour, as this process enriches the component with oxygen from the air, and the dough is tender, airy and without lumps. Therefore, pour the flour and salt into a sieve, and sift it directly into the medium bowl.
Step 3: knead the dough.
Pour the flour into a pre-chilled deep bowl, add cold slices of butter here and, using a blunt knife blade, chop until a homogeneous mass is formed.
Immediately after that, pour ice-cold purified water into the container and continue to mix everything with the help of a cold tablespoon.
When the dough begins to acquire a homogeneous mass without lumps and with a smooth surface, very quickly with clean, cool hands we form a ball from the dough, wrap it with cling film and put it in the refrigerator to brew for 30 minutes. Attention: hands should also be cool, therefore, before forming the dough, it is better to hold them under cold water, since excess heat can change the consistency of the dough, and it will turn out already non-layered.
Step 4: prepare the lazy puff pastry.
Sprinkle a small amount of flour on the surface of the kitchen table, take the chilled dough out of the refrigerator, free it from the film and lay it out on a flat surface. Now, using a rolling pin, we roll out the test ball into a rectangular cake the size of 45 centimeters by 15 centimeterstrying to form right angles.
Important: it is necessary to roll out only to one side from yourself and make sure that the dough does not stick to the rolling pin or to the table. If necessary, sprinkle it with flour. Then we place the test layer with the short side closer to us. Now wrap the upper hands 1/3 part test inside and after the bottom 1/3 part inward.
We should get a neat square. After that we turn the dough 90 ° clockwise so that the top seam on the test is on our left. Using a rolling pin, we again roll out the test layer slightly from ourselves, crushing all the seams, transfer the dough to a cutting board, sprinkled with flour, and put it again in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
After the allotted time, we take out the test layer from the refrigerator and lay it again on a flat surface crushed by flour. Repeat the process of preparing lazy puff pastry first and so on 3 times. In between cooking, put the dough back in the refrigerator on 20 minutes. Everything, the dough is ready!
Step 5: serve the lazy puff pastry.
From the number of ingredients indicated in the recipe, it is obtained at the exit 675 grams ready lazy puff pastry. The option of making such a test is much easier than others.
All kinds of pastries can be prepared from such a semi-finished product: puff pastries, puff pastry for cake, pizza from puff pastry, and puff.
Moreover, all this yummy can be with different sweet or salty fillings: with jam, and with fruits, and with custard or chocolate cream, and with condensed milk, as well as meat, cottage cheese, stewed cabbage and many other fillings. The main thing is that it is very simple to prepare such a lazy puff pastry, in principle, the name speaks for itself. This process is much more economical in time, but the taste of such a dough is no worse than another puff. We store the dough in the freezer and use it at any time for various events.
- The most important thing in the process of preparing lazy puff pastry is the cold inventory and ingredients. Therefore, try to touch the dough with your hands as little as possible, even if your hands are cold.
- Keep the dough in a plastic wrap or plastic bag so that it does not absorb odors in the refrigerator.
- To prepare lazy puff pastry, you need to use quality ingredients and only trusted brands, because the quality of the dough itself depends on it. As for the flour, it should only be of the highest grade and finely ground.