The Easiest Way to Prepare Puff Pastry
If you’ve ever tried your hand at puff pastry, you know how time-consuming it is. The art of French pastry is a delicate process that needs patience. And if you’re hoping to impress your dinner guests with a heavenly dessert, accuracy is key. So how can you do this in the easiest way possible? We’ve got the answer for you: frozen puff pastry.
What is frozen puff pastry?
Just like frozen vegetables and any other frozen food, it’s your easy way out when you’ve got no time to prepare everything from scratch. A pack of Al Wadi Al Akhdar frozen puff pastry, also known as pâte feuilletée, contains buttery and flaky layers of tender dough, ready to bake as soon as it’s thawed.
Why use frozen?
As we said before, it’s extremely simple to bake using frozen puff pastry since it takes hours to prepare the dough yourself. All you have to do is take it out of the freezer the night before and thaw it in the fridge.
When it comes to difficulty, frozen beats homemade any day. What’s also great is that you don’t have to compromise on quality. Even if you don’t prepare the dish from A to Z, it will still have the same great quality and taste. Ingredients used in frozen are similar to the ones you would use; just make sure you read the label first.
What can I make with it?
Now that we’ve got those doubts out of your mind, let’s get to the most interesting part: recipes.
From sweet to savory, the list of recipes that can be prepared with frozen puff pastry goes on and on.
Many of our favorite worldwide cuisine icons, like pies, turnovers, quiche, and tarts, are made with puff pastry. While they once seemed impossible to make unless you have a day to spare, we can now each become an international chef, serving a tarte tatin, a palmier, or strudel in just a jiffy.
But the most common and well known recipe is the unmistakably delicious mille-feuille (your mouth is watering at the thought of it, isn’t it?). Our favorite is red fruit mille-feuille. You can – and should – check out the video recipe here.
It’s clear that puff pastry is the cornerstone of so many of our favorite dishes and desserts, and for good reason. That’s why you need to always pack a couple of frozen puff pastry packs in your freezer for when you have a small or large gathering, or you simply must quench your longing for a taste of layered paradise! What’s your go-to puff pastry recipe? Share it in the comments!