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    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 1st Dec 04, 6:47 PM
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    Puff Pastry
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    • 1st Dec 04, 6:47 PM
    Puff Pastry 1st Dec 04 at 6:47 PM
    mine keeps going flat, any tips?
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    • Magentasue
    • By Magentasue 1st Dec 04, 7:38 PM
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    • 1st Dec 04, 7:38 PM
    Re: Puff Pastry
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    • 1st Dec 04, 7:38 PM
    Keep it cold, roll in lots of layers, be gentle with it ... can't think what else. I think you're supposed to let it rest between rollings (or is that only flaky ???, can't remember) but I just chill itbefore baking.

    Maybe your oven? That's what I'd blame if it was me ;D
  • halloweenqueen
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    • 1st Dec 04, 7:46 PM
    Re: Puff Pastry
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    • 1st Dec 04, 7:46 PM
    I usually get it at morrisons when its bogof - pop it in the freezer and then after six months I use cheapy sausages to make sausage rolls - with fresh sage in them!
    • MATH
    • By MATH 1st Dec 04, 8:40 PM
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    • 1st Dec 04, 8:40 PM
    Re: Puff Pastry
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    • 1st Dec 04, 8:40 PM
    Havn't got the patience for proper puff pastry so make ruff-puff instead or even worse buy it ready made (Hangs head in shame as fellow Ol'Styler heckle and demand he leave the board for being a tardy sludgebump) :-[
    • Magentasue
    • By Magentasue 1st Dec 04, 9:00 PM
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    • 1st Dec 04, 9:00 PM
    Re: Puff Pastry
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    • 1st Dec 04, 9:00 PM
    Have never been called a tardy sludgebump - but I do sometimes use fozen puff pastry. Obviously only on sludgebump days. ;D ;D
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 2nd Dec 04, 8:53 AM
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 8:53 AM
    Re: Puff Pastry
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    • 2nd Dec 04, 8:53 AM
    aww, math, your not perfect after all.
    • soba
    • By soba 6th Oct 05, 9:27 PM
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    • 6th Oct 05, 9:27 PM
    I want to make puff pastry. Am I mad?
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    • 6th Oct 05, 9:27 PM
    We've decided to avoid hydrogenated veg fat wherever possible. I need some puff pastry for a delish recipe I've got. All the ready made pastry contains the stuff we're trying to avoid, so the only alternative is to make it myself?
    Only trouble is I've got vivid memories of trying to make it in home economics at school - not good.
    Anyone got any ideas?

    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 6th Oct 05, 9:36 PM
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    • 6th Oct 05, 9:36 PM
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    • 6th Oct 05, 9:36 PM
    We've decided to avoid hydrogenated veg fat wherever possible. I need some puff pastry for a delish recipe I've got. All the ready made pastry contains the stuff we're trying to avoid, so the only alternative is to make it myself?
    Only trouble is I've got vivid memories of trying to make it in home economics at school - not good.
    Anyone got any ideas?
    by soba
    Well, yes, you probably are mad

    If you check out the pastry recipes in the bero site (link below) from the menu on the right hand side of the first page, there's a straight forward recipe and technique for rough puff pastry that's well nigh bullet proof. Well worth trying, honest

    http://www.be-ro.co.uk/f_insp.htm
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 6th Oct 05, 9:40 PM
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    • 6th Oct 05, 9:40 PM
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    • 6th Oct 05, 9:40 PM
    It really is quite easy to make, so don't be too scared! I actually find it easier to make than shortcrust pastry as there's no rubbing involved, just stir the fat into the flour and add water to for a dough. The rolling out takes a little more time as you have to fold it over and roll out a few times, but it's well worth doing by hand!

    The Bero book has pictures to show you if the instructions sound at all confusing
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 6th Oct 05, 9:43 PM
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    Heh! Way ahead of you there C_Q 'cos the site has all the pictures too
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  • Lotta Littlies
    There's a recipe here http://thefoody.com/baking/puffpastry.html though don't know if it'll be any good - not tried it myself.

    Let us know how you get on!

    Lotta
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    • Curry Queen
    • By Curry Queen 6th Oct 05, 9:59 PM
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    Heh! Way ahead of you there C_Q 'cos the site has all the pictures too
    by squeaky

    Yeah I'm on a bit of a go slow and your reply hadn't appeared when I started mine
    "An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will"
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    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 6th Oct 05, 10:18 PM
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    LOL Good to see you back again though
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  • Gingham Ribbon
    If you want to make a cheat's version, here's what Delia recommends:

    http://www.deliaonline.com/recipes/quick-and-easy-flaky-pastry,1109,RC.html
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
    • soba
    • By soba 7th Oct 05, 8:50 AM
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    There's a recipe here http://thefoody.com/baking/puffpastry.html though don't know if it'll be any good - not tried it myself.


    Lotta
    by Lotta Littlies
    Lotta Littlies that's how I remeber making it at school. It was a nightmare! Butter all over the place!
    Thanks for taking the time to reply but I think I'll try the Bero way first!

    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 7th Oct 05, 8:55 AM
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    Lotta Littlies that's how I remeber making it at school. It was a nightmare! Butter all over the place!
    Thanks for taking the time to reply but I think I'll try the Bero way first!
    by soba


    If you like the site you can get it all in a single booklet for just 1.50 from another of their pages. Down towards the bottom...

    http://www.be-ro.co.uk/f_about.htm
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    • paul_h
    • By paul_h 7th Oct 05, 9:00 AM
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    I can also confirm that the be-ro method works a treat!

    I think I only did proper puff pastry once, what a pain... the ruff puff pastry is just as good in my opinion, and dead easy!
    • soba
    • By soba 7th Oct 05, 9:09 AM
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    If you like the site you can get it all in a single booklet for just 1.50 from another of their pages. Down towards the bottom...

    http://www.be-ro.co.uk/f_about.htm
    by squeaky
    Squeaky, thanks for that. Spotted someone on ebay selling the same thing for 3.27 + 1.00 postage!!! And still 2 days to go. Will get the Bero book I think, really am trying to cut down on cookery book buying, but I can see that this is an essential item, so I don't feel so guilty about getting it!

    • Hunnymonster
    • By Hunnymonster 7th Oct 05, 10:53 AM
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    Many supermarkets sell this booklet for around a pound in the aisle next to the flour (at least thats where I see it in my local Co-op (1.05) & Morrisons (99p))
    There are 10 types of people in the world, those that understand binary and those that don't

    In many cases it helps if you say where you are - someone with local knowledge might be able to give local specifics rather than general advice
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 7th Oct 05, 11:12 AM
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    Thanks HM, I hadn't thought about that. My local co-ops and Asda don't carry it so it seldom occurs to me to mention that you can sometimes buy it off the shelf.

    Note to self: Remember!!
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