Looking up how to make puff pastry, we found this recipe for “rough puff pastry”. It looked easy, so we decided to try it. It turned out wonderfully.
Just remember that the dough will need lots of time in the fridge. Be sure to put the cold dough in a hot oven so the pastry rises properly.
Servings: large sheet
Place flour and salt in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
Cut the cold butter into 1/4-inch slices and add to flour mixture.
Use pastry cutter to cut butter in smaller and coat in flour. Keep butter slices pretty large.
Remove ice from water. Add cold water if needed to have 1/2 cup.
Stir cold water into flour mixture until a thick dough forms.
Gather the dough into a ball, flatten it into a disk-shape, and wrap in plastic wrap.
Chill for 1 hour in refrigerator.
Unwrap the dough, dust the work surface with flour, and roll the dough into a rough rectangle shape.
Fold the dough in thirds, like a letter.
Turn 90 degrees, roll and fold again.
Repeat about 2 to 4 times.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or overnight.
Use in your favorite recipe using puff pastry.
If desired, freeze puff pastry until needed. Then thaw in refrigerator.
Recipe found on bakingamoment.