Puff pastry is one of the most versatile doughs for cooking both savory and sweet dishes , of French origin and discovered by mistake by chef Claude Lorrain. We do not always know how to cook it so that the result is ideal and we may also lack inspiration on how to use it. At intu Xanadú we give you some ideas so you can get the most out of it and surprise your guests. Remember that you can make puff pastry at our Hipercor supermarket .
Have you ever tried to make puff pastry without success? Is the texture not ideal? Preparing it correctly is very easy, if you follow some basic steps. The first thing you should keep in mind is that the oven has the right temperature , following the instructions of the puff pastry manufacturer. The puff pastry, for its part, must be cold, so we recommend that you keep it in the fridge until it is time to bake it.
In addition, it is a good idea to prick the areas that you want to keep smooth, a useful trick in cakes or savory tarts. If you want to bathe them in egg, it is recommended that you do it evenly and without wetting the edges, so that they rise correctly. Remember that while it is cooking, you should not open the oven, since the puff pastry is very moist and if this moisture comes out of the oven, it is likely that your preparation will not rise enough.
Best puff pastry recipes
Puff pastry is one of the most appreciated doughs in terms of elaborations, since it allows you to make savory and sweet dishes with a pleasant texture. Take your recipe book and take note of the following recipes.
Puff pastry and apple tart
The apple and puff pastry treat is one of the most classic pastries, due to how simple it is to prepare and the incredible result. To do this, cut the apples, cut the puff pastry in the shape of a rectangle and prick the central part avoiding the edges. Place the apples all over the surface and cover them with beaten egg. You can add pieces of butter all over the surface and put the preparation in the oven. Once cooked, they are varnished with apricot jam and some mint leaves.
Puff pastry fruit tart
Puff pastry can be combined with all kinds of flavors and with all kinds of fruit. We recommend that you use the fruits of the season and add salty ingredients if you like the combination of flavors. We love the mix of figs with cheese: spread the puff pastry in a rectangular shape or cut it into small squares. Bake and when it has 5 minutes left to cook, add the cheese and figs . You will love the result.
This recipe is ideal to eat in the hottest months of the year, as it is served cold or warm. Wash and cut the vegetables you want into cubes, sauté them with olive oil and add it to the puff pastry. Cover the puff pastry with another sheet and remember to make holes so that part does not swell. Our favorite vegetables for this recipe are asparagus, zucchini and eggplant , although you can make any combination you want. You can sprinkle a little dried oregano when you take it out of the oven.
Tenderloin in puff pastry
The sirloin in puff pastry recipe is delicious: you will need pork tenderloin, cheese, salt, pepper, ham, an egg and puff pastry. Fill the sirloin with strips of ham and cheese. Roll out the puff pastry and use it to wrap the sirloin in a braid . Brush with beaten egg and bake until golden brown. You can accompany it with mashed potatoes or applesauce.
puff pastry with chocolate
We love chocolate in every way, but combined with puff pastry it is a delight for the texture it achieves. Select a good quality chocolate bar and place it in the center of the puff pastry. Cut strips of puff pastry on the sides and begin to cover the top of the tablet alternating strips from the left and right sides . If you want an extra touch of sweetness, you can add nuts that give a crunchy touch or even pastry cream. Then bake until golden and you’re ready to enjoy.
Salmon in puff pastry
This recipe is perfect to consume fish in a different way, also combining it with spinach. You can consume it cold or hot. Cut fresh spinach into strips and sauté them with butter and a little flour to create a kind of bechamel. Cut the cooked salmon into ingots and place it on the puff pastry, covering it with the spinach cream. Brush with egg and bake for 5 minutes.