Iced Puff Pastry
This puff pastry recipe has been contributed by Helene Meurer of Super Kitchen Machine and can be used as the pastry for the cases of the Tuna Vol au Vents.
"For some people, 'traditional puff pastry' is something you buy in the frozen aisle of the grocery store. For others it’s something that takes research, time, effort and planning to accomplish — folding butter and stiff dough over a course of hours. But there is an easy alternative with your thermo mixer: a rough puff pastry recipe 'cheat' that harnesses the power of the world’s best kitchen machine to chop ice into tiny crystals. It’s still a hands-on labor of love, just a little easier now!" - Helene
No: Nuts / Eggs
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
Preparation Time 40 minutes
Cooking Time 30 minutes
Makes 8-10 large vol au vent cases
Can be frozen
- ice cubes - 90g
- butter - 180g, frozen, unsalted, in pieces
- plain flour - 200g
- salt - 1/2 tsp
- water - 2 Tbsp
- Put ice cubes (90g), butter (180g), flour (200g) and salt (1/2 tsp) into the bowl in the order listed. Chop Speed 7 / 7 seconds.
- Mix Reverse+Speed 5 / 5 seconds.
- Program 3 minutes / Closed Lid / Kneading Speed while adding the water (2 Tbsp) through the lid.
- As shown in the video, compress the dough into a bundle.
- Wrap in a silicone mat or baking paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before proceeding.
- Preheat oven to 200C (oven must be fully preheated).
- Proceed by rolling dough, dusting with flour as needed and folding repeatedly as shown in the video. Working swiftly, roll out so it makes a sheet of about 1 cm in thickness.
- Cut into desired shapes or prepare vol au vents for filling.
- Brush with egg wash, milk or diluted cream. Bake for about 30 minutes. (For the first 15 minutes they will look soft and ‘wet’ but do not be discouraged as they will firm up and become crisp in the second half of baking.) Keep watch during the last few minutes and remove from oven when golden. You can also remove from the oven after about 15 minutes to add a filling and return to finish baking.
Note: To cut frozen butter, first heat knife blade in hot water.