• Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    5 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 12
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    Portuguese Puff Pastry

    This Portuguese Puff Pastry recipe is simple and perfect for anything from sweet egg custard natas to savory tarts. They key is in the addition of butter and folding, you'll layer upon layer of buttery goodness that will puff while baking. 


    Ingredients
    3/4
    cup
    unsalted butter
    1 3/4
    cups
    al-purpose flour, plus more for the work surface
    1/4
    teaspoon
    salt
    2/3
    cup
    water
    Directions
    In a small bowl, whisk the butter until it is the consistency of sour cream. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook, combine the flour, salt, and 2⁄3 cup water. Mix on low speed until the mixture comes together and is tacky, scraping the bowl down occasionally.
    Transfer to a well-floured work surface and form into a 1-inch-thick rectangle. With a well-floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a 1⁄2-inch- thick rectangle that’s 10 inches long. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes.
    Remove the plastic wrap and roll the dough into a 15-inch square. Spread one third of the butter on the bottom half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch rim. Using a bench scraper, fold the top half of the dough over the butter. Press the edges to seal. Pat the dough with a rolling pin and rotate the dough so that the seam is facing you.
    Roll into a 15-inch square again. Spread half of the remaining butter on the bottom half of the dough, leaving a 1-inch rim. Using a bench scraper, fold the top half of the dough over the butter. Press the edges to seal. Pat the dough with a rolling pin and rotate the dough so that the seam is facing you.
    Now, roll into an 18-inch square. Spread the remaining butter all over the dough, leaving a 1-inch rim. Starting with the edge closest to you, roll the dough into a log. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until very firm, at least 2 hours and prefer- ably overnight.
    Reprinted With Permission From My Portugal: Recipes and Stories

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 12
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