|Butter = love!|
16 oz. flour (half cake flour is good)
1 lb. butter, cubed and chilled
9 oz. ice-cold water
1/4 oz salt
Add butter to flour and toss to coat butter. Combine the water and salt; add all at once. Mix on low speed until the dough forms a shaggy mass.
|Look closely and notice huge chunks of unmixed butter.|
|Folded and ready for refrigeration.|
|I cut mine with a biscuit cutter, then folded in half.|
|Notice the layers?|
|Mid-bake time... butter is melting out, thus creating flaky crispiness!|
|All done! Took 15-20 minutes to bake.|
While all that butter is awesome, it costs me about $3 per recipe. Compared with 5-Minute Artisan Bread this is substantially more expensive, but for special occasions I don't think this is a bad price. I love the fact that you can get a great puff pastry with only four ingredients.