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Rough Puff Pastry Recipe

Rough puff pastry recipe

Published: May 18, 2018 at 2:02 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + chilling
  • A little effort
  • Makes 500g

Check out our quick and easy rough puff pastry. This simple yet fool proof recipe is the perfect swap for recipes using shop-bought puff pastry

  • Vegetarian

Make your own rough puff pastry with our easy recipe, then check out our shortcrust pastry and learn how to achieve a flaky pie crust with Edd Kimber's expert guide.


  • 250g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 200g unsalted butter, cubed and chilled until very cold


  • STEP 1

    Tip the flour into a large bowl with the salt and toss the cubed butter into the flour. Rub the butter and flour together gently with your fingertips until the butter is in big chunky pieces and well coated in flour. Add 125ml of ice-cold water, mixing gently with a table knife until it just comes together into a shaggy ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes.

  • STEP 2

    Lightly flour a worksurface, shape the ball into a rough rectangle then roll it out to 15cm x 30cm. Turn one of the narrow edges towards you and fold over the bottom 1/3, brushing any excess flour away. Then fold the top 1/3 up and over this. Turn the pastry 90 degrees and repeat. Wrap and chill, then repeat this process twice more (for a total of six rolls and folds, and two 30-minute chills in the fridge). Chill for 1 hour before using.

Check out our guide to pastry here, including our crispy miso, cheddar sesame twists. Plus, we've got plenty more puff pastry recipes here, too...

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