This is the EASIEST recipe you will ever make. Well. I thought it was so simple it couldn’t be true. One try and it turned out absolutely perfect. I had these recently at a friends house and I assumed they were store bought. Who makes your own puff pastry right? I happened to say something about which brand they bought or something or another when I was shocked to find out they were homemade! I was even more shocked to learn just how simple they were. Challenge accepted. The next day I tied up my apron strings and went right to work. Voila! Absolute perfection. The most obvious filling is a sweet filling, but you can also fill these with savory things as well. They are extremely versatile. Stay tuned for part 2… I will soon share with you the most delicious sweet filled pastry!
Homemade Puff Pastry
- 1 c. water
- 1/2 c. butter or margarine
- 1 c. Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- Heat oven to 400ºF. In 2 1/2-quart saucepan, heat water and butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour; reduce heat to low. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until mixture forms a ball (warning: your arm WILL get tired); remove from heat.
- Beat in eggs, all at once; continue beating until smooth. On ungreased cookie sheet or Silpat lined, drop dough by slightly less than 1/4 cupfuls about 3 inches apart. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until puffed and golden. Cool away from draft, about 30 minutes.