5 from 11 votes
Quick and easy homemade puff pastry.
Easy Puff Pastry
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Make your own puff pastry with a few ingredients and a few simple steps. 

Course: Baking
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy puff pastry, homemade puff pastry, puff pastry recipe
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Kathy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup water ice cold
  1. Place flour and salt into bowl of a stand mixer. Combine together.

  2. Add butter. Mix together with the paddle attachment. Mix until mixture is coarse and butter is smeared with the flour.

  3. Add ice water. Mix just until the ingredients come together. Mixture will still be crumbly.

  4. Dump mixture onto counter. Lightly knead together until dough forms a ball.  

  5. Lightly flour surface and rolling pin. Roll dough out into a rectangle approximately 8 x 12 inches. Keep edges straight. If edges become rough, just straighten back by pushing edges back towards center. Reapply flour to counter and rolling pin as needed.

  6. Give dough a quarter of a turn so long side is facing you. Beginning on the left side, fold dough over 2/3 of the way, like folding a letter.  Fold right side all the way over the dough.  

    Quick and easy homemade puff pastry.
  7. Repeat rolling and folding two more times. 

  8. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and place dough in a zip top bag. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before using. 

  9. Use in any recipe calling for puff pastry.

  10. Dough may be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw for at least two hours prior to using. May also be thawed in fridge overnight. 

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Nutrition Facts
Easy Puff Pastry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.