How to Make Puff Pastry | Bake It Up a Notch with Erin McDowell

How to Make Puff Pastry | Bake It Up a Notch with Erin McDowell

Baker extraordinaire Erin McDowell is breaking down all things puff pastry in our first episode of “Bake It Up a Notch.” She explains the magic behind puff pastry’s flaky layers, shares a detailed step-by-step tutorial on making puff pastry from scratch, and also shares her go-to recipe for rough puff pastry. Stick around for a quick run-through of Erin’s favorite puff pastry desserts! LEARN MORE ►►

Looking for a specific tip? We’ve got you covered:
0:50 – The flakiness of puff pastry, explained + Erin’s keys to success
3:19 – How to make puff pastry dough
6:18 – How to make the butter block for puff pastry
9:33 – How to bring the dough and butter block together
13:05 – How to fold puff pastry
19:11 – Troubleshooting tips for puff pastry
21:32 – Erin’s go-to rough puff pastry recipe
31:54 – A quick puff pastry comparison
32:55 – Erin’s favorite puff pastry recipe ideas

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