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15 Minute Puff Pastry Recipe

Many puff pastry recipes are time-consuming. Here’s a puff pastry recipe that takes just 15 minutes to make. Check out this quick puff pastry recipe.
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CourseAppetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Keyword15 minute, puffpastry
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Chilling time1 hour
Servings2 sheets


  • 1 ¼ cup cold unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • ½ cup ice cold water
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour and salt.
  • Add the cubed butter to the mixture.
  • Use a pastry cutter or two knives, cut the butter into the dough until very crumbly. You want the butter to be similar sizes, about the size of a pea.
  • Make a hole in the center of the dough and pour in all of the ice water. Stir with a fork until combined. It will still be crumbly and dry. Put the bowl in the fridge while you get your board ready.
  • Pour out the dough onto a well floured cutting board.
  • Pat it into a rough square. The dough will be dry and seem like it won't possibly work...stay with it.
  • Working quickly with a well floured rolling pin, roll the dough into a semblance of a rectangle about 12 inches.
  • Fold the dough... the bottom third over the middle third and the upper third on top of the middle, as well. Turn the dough one-quarter turn, and repeat the folding. Use additional flour as needed to prevent the dough from sticking to itself and the board. Note: the first couple of times will be a bit ridiculous. Stick with it, move quickly, and it will work.
  • Repeat the process of rolling and folding about 6 times or until the dough feels smooth and well mixed.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least an hour, or overnight.
  • You can also pop the dough into the freezer.