How to make puff pastry from scratch
RACV City Club's puff pastry recipe helps you rise to the challenge of making your own delicious sweet and savoury dishes, with this step-by-step guide.
What’s the secret to a delicious caramelised apple tart or a creamy chicken and mushroom pie? It’s the beautiful, buttery puff pastry and it starts with this dough.
You can buy puff pastry from a shop, but if you’re in the mood for a real baking challenge, like making your own Braised Beef and Guinness pie or sausage rolls, you can make it yourself at home with this step-by-step guide.
RACV City Club's recipe for the perfect puff pastry will give you a flaky light pastry with a golden buttery top - but how? Well, the butter is put inside the dough, which is repeatedly folded and rolled out before baking to create hundreds of layers of dough and fat, it's as easy as that.
The gaps that form between the layers left by the fat melting are pushed (leavened) by the water turning into steam during the baking process.
And if you're still in the mood for some top shelf pastry goodness after you've created your own, head out on the weekend and try some of the best pies in regional Victoria, or stay in Melbourne and try some of the city's best bakeries - they won't disappoint.