I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Puff Pastry recipe from Canadian Living

I copied this puff pastry recipe from Canadian Living because it's just so good and if ever the link to the recipe didn't work anymore I wanted to make sure not to lose it.

Quick Puff Pastry

Canadian Living Test Kitchen food experts create every recipe to inspire home cooks and share how fun and satisfying cooking is.
By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen
Source: Canadian Living Magazine: May 2007

  • Portion size 1 lb (500 g)


  • 1 cup (250 mL) cold unsalted butter
  • 1-2/3 cups (400 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) salt
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) cold water

  • Preparation

Cut butter into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes; set aside 3/4 cup (175 mL) in refrigerator. In food processor, blend flour with salt. Sprinkle remaining butter over top; pulse until indistinguishable, about 10 seconds. Sprinkle with reserved butter; pulse 4 or 5 times to cut into pea-size pieces.

Pour water evenly over mixture (not through feed tube). Pulse 6 to 8 times until loose ragged dough forms (do not let form ball). Transfer to floured waxed paper; gather and press into rectangle. Dust with flour; top with waxed paper. Roll out into 15- x 12-inch (38 x 30 cm) rectangle.

Remove top paper. Starting at long edge and using bottom paper to lift pastry, fold over one-third; fold opposite long edge over top, bringing flush with edge of first fold to make 15- x 4-inch (38 x 10 cm) rectangle. Starting from 1 short end, roll up firmly; flatten into 5-inch (12 cm) square. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.)
Additional information Variation
Quick Herb Puff Pastry: After rolling out into 15- x 12-inch (38 x 30 cm) rectangle, sprinkle all over with 2 tbsp (25 mL) chopped fresh parsley and 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh thyme. Continue with recipe.

You might like these recipes using Puff Pastry:
Cock-a-Leekie Turkey Pie

Spicy Cranberry Sausage Rolls

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